UP: Two Turkish nationals arrested with fake currency

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New Delhi, Jun 14: Two Turkish nationals have been arrested by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) from Uttar Pradesh for keeping fake Indian currency worth Rs 1.54 crore. The arrested men were also having fake US dollars in possession.

The two accused were travelling in a bus which started its journey from Turkey, then passed Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and then headed to Bangladesh. There have been speculations that the fake currency was probably lifted from Bangladesh.

According to the DRI, the whole operation of fake currency was being taken care of by Iqbal Qana, a Indian national based in Pakistan and hailing from Uttar Pradesh. He is also said to be in association with the Dawood Group and Dawood was a key behind handling and distributing fake Indian currency.

Earlier in the year 2009 in one such allegation Nepal's ex prince was linked in Dawood's fake currency racket. Dawood has also been accused of funding terror activities through fake currency rackets, run by his accomplices Babu Gaithan and Aftab Bakti.

The case is being considered to be shifted to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) by the Ministry of Home Affairs . It has also asked for an DRI charge sheet.

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