By sending dummy customer, police nab fake currency dealer
New Delhi: A 23-year-old man was arrested with counterfeit currency notes worth more than Rs two lakh from sector 18 in Dwarka's Golf Link Chowk on Tuesday.
The law enforcement agency claimed that they used the trap of a dummy customer to nab the criminal red-handed. Police identified the accused as Siddharth who was arrested with counterfeit currency notes worth Rs 2.03 lakh in the denomination of Rs 2,000, Rs 500 and Rs 100.
Additional Commissioner of Police (crime) Rajeev Ranjan claimed that the accused printed the currency notes of all denominations worth Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000 and thereafter he targeted the weekly markets, vendors and purchased some items in lieu of the fake currency notes. By this, he gets original currency notes as the refund.
The arrest was made by the team of Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of Crime Branch and a team was formed under the supervision of DCP (crime) Rajesh Deo and led by ACP Raman Lamba. Sources further claimed that the accused started selling fake notes at some price to earn more profit.
The investigating agency said that one of the police personnel was made a dummy customer. Once he handed the fake notes to him, Siddharth was arrested.
"The accused came in contact with one Pardeep, who lured him into the business of fake currency notes. He worked with Pardeep for a period of about six months but paid him lesser amounts, hence he started working on his own," the police said.
The law enforcement agency claimed that the devices used for scanning and printing the currency notes were recovered. The counterfeit Indian Currency Notes are of fine quality. Further efforts are being made to identify the associates of the accused who helped him circulate the counterfeit currency notes and the source.