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Six fake currency makers nabbed, 3.5 lakh seized

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Moga, Dec 5 (UNI) Police arrested six men and seized counterfeit currency worth Rs 3.5 lakh after setting up a check-point at Kamalpur village drain bridge on Dharamkot-Jalandhar main road here today.

SSP Pawan Kumar Rai told newspersons that acting on a tip-off, the members of the group, on a motorbike and car, were stopped by police. After the search operation, fake currency notes of Rs three-nad-half lakhs were recovered from them.

A case under sections 489-A, 489-B and 489-C of the IPC was registered against them in the Dharamkot police station of the district.

Preliminary investigations revealed that these were the remaining six members of the gang, the ring leader of which was nabbed with printing machines about a month back by the Mehatpur (Jalandhar) police.

They used to distribute the counterfeit currency in the areas of Jalandhar, Moga and Hoshiarpur districts and were active for the past one year.

According to the SSP, those arrested were identified as Sukhchain Singh, Ram Rattan and Kuldeep Singh, all residents of Dharamkot villges, while the other three were identified as Kehar Singh and Tarsem Lal of Shahkot and Harjinder Singh of Sadiqpura, Jalandhar district.

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