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1 held with fake notes worth Rs 1.6 lakh

NEW DELHI: Delhi Police has once again busted a syndicate which was indulged in the supply of fine quality of counterfeit currency notes in denomination of Rs 2,000. The busting of the racket also signifies the fast adaptation of the counterfeit currency making gangs and their ability to flush fake notes into the country with ease. The Delhi Police Crime branch has arrested a man named Munish Ahmed, a resident of Khanpur in Delhi and seized fine quality of counterfeit currency notes with face value of Rs 1.6 lakh in denomination of Rs 2,000.
On January 14, a trap was laid near Shiv Mandir, Pardabag Market, Daryaganj and accused Munish Ahmad was successfully apprehended by the Crime branch team with Rs 1.6 lakh of fine quality counterfeit currency notes. "He was earlier arrested in a similar case in 2016, but after some time he again started the same business of supplying counterfeit Indian Currency Notes in and around Delhi by procuring it from Patna(Bihar) and Farakka(WB) as there was good margin in this. He was caught red-handed while he came to supply the consignment of counterfeit Indian Currency Notes to his clients," said Joint CP, Crime, Alok Kumar.
The recovered counterfeit Indian Currency notes of Rs 2,000 denomination are of very fine quality and it is not easy to detect them in one go. As per investigation conducted so far by the crime team, it came out that such fine quality Counterfeit Indian Currency notes are routed to Delhi and NCR from Bangladesh via Malda, Farakka(WB) and Patna(Bihar).
Efforts are being made by Delhi Police to identify the associates of the accused and the source of the counterfeit currency notes.
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