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Faridabad: Rs 16 Lakh Fake Currency Seized, Man Arrested For Printing Fake Notes

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| July 9 , 2018 , 13:13 IST

The Faridabad Crime Branch has arrested a 20-year-old youth for allegedly printing and circulating fake Indian currency notes (FICNs) in the market. Fake Currency of more than Rs.16 lakh has been recovered from the offender's house. He was arrested from Sector-31 in Faridabad, media reported on Monday.

Crime Branch in-charge Sandeep Mor along with police team arrested the accused, who was later identified as Anmol a resident of Subhash Nagar, New Delhi.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Lokender Singh revealed that the fake currency printed by the accused were not of good quality, and that he circulated them in the nearby local market. Anmol printed fake notes of a face value of Rs.100 only to avoid any uncertainty.

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The police officers posted at the location came in civil dress where Anmol had been a frequent visitor and was scheduled to visit for the circulation of more fake currency. He used to purchase small items like eatables, as soon as Anmol gave the Rs.100 note to a shopkeeper, Police arrested him.            

DCP Lokender Singh said, "A case has been registered against the accused".

Anmol had reportedly been involved in this activity for the past 6-7 months and had circulated FICNs of over Rs.10 lakh. The Police had also seized a laptop, printer and a cutter from Anmol's house.