Lucknow, Sep 16 (UNI) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) at last took up the multi-crores State Bank of India (SBI) Dumariyaganj fake currency case in its hands.
According to sources today, the CBI has given its nod for the case and a team of the agency might also reach Siddharthnagar district from the national capital within a day or two.
The CBI has a special wing to deal with the fake currency rackets On July 29, STF of the Uttar Pradesh Police had held SBI cashier Sudhakar Tripathi and seized Rs 7,21,000, including fake notes worth Rs 5,000 from his house and later requested the RBI for currency screening in the SBI branch.
On August 5, a team of senior RBI officials reached the SBI Dumariyaganj chest and seized counterfeit Indian currency worth Rs 20 lakh in Siddharthnagar district.
On August 7, the Uttar Pradesh government had ordered probe by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) into the multi-crore rupees fake currency racket, however, on realising the seriousness of the case, the state government had recommended investigation by the CBI the very next day.
However, the investigation into the fake currency racket had slowed down after the CBI took least interest to peep into the case.
On screening, currency worth over Rs four crore were detected fake. The Dumariyaganj chest had as many as Rs 100 crore in store.
Meanwhile, the CBI was also likely to take up Rs 100 crore worth foodgrains scam, which was recommended by the state government few months back.
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