The Ramanagaram district police busted a fake currency racket with the arrest of seven persons in Kanakapura recently. The police confiscated fake currency notes of Rs. 1,000 and Rs. 500 having a face value of Rs. 4.2 lakh from them.
Superintendent of Police Anupam Agarwal identified the arrested as Sahanar Mohammed Kismat Ali Gaji, Khadija Bibi Khutubhaksh Gaji, Saikul Bibi Mohammed Anwar Sheikh, Tajuddin Suraj Ali, Gulam Baadsu Sheikh, Usman Lashkar Arjit Ali and Azar Kobad Sheikh, all from Jharkhand.
They were circulating fake currencies in the surroundings of Kanakapura, Mr. Agarwal told journalists on Tuesday. He said the women — Sahanar, Khadija Bibi and Saikul Bibi — were also circulating fake currencies at commercials establishments in Kanakapura. A case was registered against the women on May 31 by the Kanakapura police after they duped a bakery owner, he said.
According to another officer, the accused had a nexus with counterfeit currency racket operators in north India. The police have sent a team to the northern States for further investigation.
Meanwhile, the Talaghattapura police have arrested Syed Mubassir Fazal (23) of Basavanapura in Bangalore, Roshan Begh alias Saleema alias Hasan Begh (22) of Magadi and Allaraq Mehbub Pasha (23) of Hegganahalli, near Peenya, Bangalore in connection with a theft case. The police seized 100 gram of gold, 14 kg silver articles and a car from the trio.
The Magadi police have arrested Firoz Basha Khan (36) and Nabeel M.D. Hayat (36) of Gangondanahalli in Bangalore and seized Rs. 3-lakh worth stolen electronic gadgets and other goods from them.
The Channapatna police have arrested Rajesh (23) for looting Rs. 65,000 in cash and Rs 1.2-lakh worth valuables from the house of Sunil in Chakkalur village in Channapatna recently. The police have recovered the stolen valuables.
Fake currency notes having a
face value of
Rs. 4.2 lakh seized