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Fake currency racket: Police probe Pakistan link

Fake currency racket: Police probe Pakistan link
New Delhi: Demonetisation had hit the illegal factory of fake Indian currency notes and the route through which fake Indian currency notes were supplied had no movement but in recent few months, investigator noticed the movements of Jahiruddin and Kranti Chaudhary (FICN supplier) on the old FICN routes involving Pakistan.
Sources in Special Cell told Millennium Post that they were probing whether the note of Rs 2,000 which was recovered from the two accused might be printed in Pakistan.
"The quality of the notes was high that it was impossible to detect whether it was a fake currency we suspect it can be printed in Pakistan but we are probing from all possible angles," said an investigator.
A police official stated that the earlier route of pumping fake Indian currency notes into India was Pakistan-Bangladesh-Nepal-India but after demonetisation, no movement was seen until April 2017 after which they noticed movements from the route.
The accused claimed that they had supplied FICN to various persons in Delhi, UP, Haryana and Punjab. He told that after demonetisation in the end of last year, the supply of FICN halted.
Police claimed that Jahiruddin was, for the first time, arrested in a case of rape at PS Dighalbank, district Kishanganj in Bihar. In the year 2012, he was arrested at Birganj police in Nepal for smuggling of FICN amounting to Rs 5 lakh. He remained in jail in Nepal for one year in this case. After getting bail, he avoided court dates in Nepal.
He was also arrested in an another case of trespassing and assault/hurt in a property dispute in Bihar. He was involved in the racket from 20 years whereas the other accused Kranti have been involved in such cases for 15 years.
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