CBI arrests one more in SBI fake currency case

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Siddharthnagar, Nov 24 (UNI) The Central Bureau of Investigtion (CBI) late last night arrested a brick kiln owner for his alleged involvement in the multi-crore fake currency racket at State Bank of India (SBI) Dumariyaganj chest here.

Abdul Gani, resident of Miotiva village here and brick kiln runner, has been apprehended and brought to Uttar Pradesh capital by the CBI, which is probing the matter, sources said today.

So far, five people have been nabbed over the seizure of more than Rs four crore fake currency from the SBI's Dumariyaganj chest this year.

The other arrested included suspended bank cashier Sudhakar Tripathi, accountant Rajaram and canteen worker Ramesh. Of them, Rajaram and Ramesh were earlier held by the CBI.

On July 29, STF of the state police had confiscated Rs 5,00,000 fake Indian currency and later held bank cashier Sudhakar with Rs 7,21,000, including fake notes worth Rs 5,000 from his house.

On August 4, a team of senior RBI officials reached the bank and seized counterfeit Indian currency worth Rs 20 lakh from the branch's main chest in Siddharthnagar district.

After a couple of days, the UP government had ordered a special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into the fake currency racket, but realising the seriousness of the case, the the government had later recommended investigation by the CBI.

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