Thane: Two held with fake currency notes worth Rs. 43,400
The Thane police's Crime Branch arrested a man and a woman and recovered counterfeit currency notes with a face value of Rs. 43,400 from them, an official said. The police nabbed a 47-year-old woman at Gajanan market in Ulhasnagar township on 4 March and seized 110 fake notes of Rs. 100 denomination from her, said Assistant Commissioner of Police (Crime) Mukund Hatote. Here's more.
Police got tip-off about circulation of the fake notes
The ACP said the police had got a tip-off that the woman was planning to circulate the fake notes in the market. Based on the information provided by the woman during questioning, the police later arrested the 32-year-old man, who had allegedly given the counterfeit currency to her, he said. Both the accused lived in the same locality in Ulhasnagar, the official said.
Police recovered 324 fake notes of Rs. 100 denomination
During a search at the man's residence, the police recovered 324 fake notes of Rs. 100 denomination and also seized a scanner, a cutter, some blank papers apparently used to make the counterfeit currency. An offense under relevant IPC sections was registered against the accused at the Ulhasnagar police station. The police were trying to find out if any gang was linked to them.