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Udalguri police bust fake currency racket, 5 held


UDALGURI, April 26 - In a significant move, the Udalguri police claimed to have busted a major fake currency note printing racket at Azara in Guwahati and arrested five persons at about 11 pm on Monday.

Acting on a tip off, the gang members were apprehended with a Mahindra Scorpio vehicle. The arrested persons were identified as Krishna Sonar (36) from Tinsukia, Muzibur Rahman (35) from Azara, Pulin Dutta (55) from Hatigaon, Aarjul Ali (23) from Azara and Firoz Ali from Boko.

As per revelations made by the accused, A4-size papers and special pigments were used for printing fake currency notes.

Meanwhile, the police is looking into other angles relating to the matter. The accused persons have been booked under IPC sections 489B/489D/489C/420 and a case (no. 90/18) has been registered with the Udalguri police station.

Police sources revealed that 27 original notes of Rs 500 denomination were recovered from their possession.

The members involved in the racket had striked a deal of providing Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) worth Rs 1 crore in exchange of original currency notes worth Rs 25 lakh with a decoy when the police got the information and swooped down on them.

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