The Special Cell of Delhi police have busted an international racket allegedly involved in smuggling fake Indian currency notes with the arrest of four of its members and recovery of fake notes worth Rs. 4 lakh.
The fake notes were printed outside the country and smuggled into India through International border.
Those arrested in the case have been identified as Tajuddin (24), Surender Kohli alias Deepak (32), Mohd. Murtaza alias Mamu (55) and Pawan Tiwari (26).
“On March 13, a trap was laid near Tagore Garden Metro Station where Tajuddin and Kohli had come to hand over the fake notes. They were held and notes worth Rs. 2 lakh were seized from them,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Sanjeev Kumar Yadav.
During interrogation, the duo disclosed that the fake notes syndicate was led by a woman in West Bengal, who was involved in this trade along with her family members for a long time.
Her husband and son were lodged in the Central Jail, Tihar.
The father-son duo motivated another inmate of Tihar Jail Pawan Tiwari to work with the woman in West Bengal after his release from jail, said Mr. Yadav.
Fake notes were sent through Mamu and Choote. Pawan Tiwari and Salim used to get supply of fake notes in Delhi and pass it on to Tajjuddin and others, police said.
On March 14, Pawan Tiwari and Mamu were arrested and fake notes were seized from them. Efforts are on to arrest the remaining members. — PTI