Regional (M.P & C.G)

International Fake Currency Racket Busted

Two Nepalese nationals were arrested with counterfeit Indian currency as the Madhya Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) busted an international fake currency racket.

Speaking to reporters, Deputy Inspector General (ATS) Pawan Srivastava said that both the culprits were arrested from Bhopal railway station by ATS team after receiving a tip-off. He said that Rana (40) and Rajesh Gupta (40) were residents of Nepal’s Birganj and Kathmandu respectively.

The ATS recovered fake currency worth RS 11, 000 in Rs 500 denomination from their possession, Shrivastava said.

For the first time, the ATS team will come to know about cross border linkage of fake currency racket after interrogation of the duo, he said. He said that the gang also spread its network in neighbouring Chhattisgarh and further action would be initiated after interrogation.

Srivastava said that name of another gang member Imran resident of Vikramganj, near Bihar’s Raxaul also came up from during interrogation and the team would contact him soon, he said.

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