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Counterfeit currency seized

Smart work: Government Railway Police Sub-Inspector G. Srinivasa Rao displaying seized counterfeit currency at a press conference in the city on Tuesday. —   | Photo Credit: PHOTO: RAJU. V

Staff Reporter

The accused travelling by Visakha Express

VIJAYAWADA: The Government Railway Police (GRP) on Thursday nabbed two persons at the Vijayawada railway station on the charge of their involvement in two different crimes. The GRP recovered counterfeit notes and some legally valid notes from a person, native of Srikakulam district, and arrested another person, who was convicted in murder cases.

GRP inspector Ch. Muralikrishna said at a press conference that Ch. Nuka Reddy, a resident of Gundapavalasa in Srikakulam district, was travelling by Visakha Express when they took him into custody. He was caught while he was trying to exchange counterfeit currency notes. The police recovered 21 such notes of Rs. 500 denomination from him, besides Rs.2,000 of legal currency. The accused confessed to circulating fake notes of a total value of Rs. 2 lakh in the last one year. Reddy was operating from Visakhapatnam with the aid of an RMP, Mr. Muralikrishna said, adding that a special team would be constituted to bust the racket.

The GRP also took G. Prasad, 27, a resident of Bijlipeta near Chirala, into custody while he was wandering on the platforms under suspicious circumstances on Monday. During interrogation, Prasad revealed that he was an accused in 15 cases, including four murders and an equal number of attempt-to-murder cases. The accused escaped from the police custody while being escorted to a court near Kavali in February this year, he said.