Man held for buying goats using fake Indian currency
NEW DELHI: A man has been arrested from Hauz Qazi area on Wednesday for counterfeiting Indian currency notes with which he brought goats for Eid.
According to police, during interrogation, the accused, identified as Sameer Khan, had purchased two goats on Eid police with fake currency notes.
Police sources told Millennium Post that the accused might had used 20 to 30, 000 fake currency notes at Eid market.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central) Mandeep Singh Randhawa stated that the accused confessed during the interrogation that he purchased the goats using fake currency and also used the currency in the daily markets.
"Mainly, the accused chose those people who were illiterate. He used to put counterfeit notes in a wad of original currency and then used to give to the shopkeeper," said a police official.
According to police, the arrest was made by the team led by Inspector Rakesh Sharma on Wednesday after ASI Virender received information and constable Suresh was deployed as a decoy customer to deal which led to the arrest of Sameer Khan.
About 47,500 fake currency which was in Rs 500 and Rs 100 denomination was recovered. He was able to print these notes in one room with the help of printer, scanner and computer.
Police claimed that Sameer when he was in jail for a crime, met one Waseem, who himself was involved in six cases of counterfeit currencies, told him to join the racket.
Wasim told him that he procured counterfeit currency notes and material of making these notes from an Asian country.
A few days earlier, Wasim went to other states like Bihar with sufficient fake currency notes to use the same through his contacts as he was intended to buy more machinery and other materials to increase the capacity of printing fake currency notes.
He was also planning to bring some high-quality counterfeit currency notes from there.