Cops seize fake currency, nab 2
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The police have nabbed two persons and recovered fake currency worth Rs 25,000 from the accused.
The accused have been identified as Gurcharan Singh, a resident of New Shivaji Nagar, and Manjit Singh, a resident of Prem Nagar area. The head of the gang, Ranjit Singh alias Jeeta, managed to flee.
ADCP Manjeet Singh Dhesi said ASI Dalip Singh had got a tip-off that three motorcycle-borne men were transporting fake currency which had come through Nepal border.
The police set up a naka and nabbed the culprits. The case was brought to light on Friday.
ADCP Dhesi said, "Gurcharan works as a scrap dealer in the city while Manjit is a fruit vendor. The accused have told us that the currency was coming from Pakistan and the role of Pak-based intelligence agency ISI cannot be ruled out. The currency reached Punjab via Jharkhand."
According to the police, the accused had previously been booked in cases related to fake currency and under the NDPS Act.
The police said the currency nabbed from the accused was so close to the real currency that they had to seek help of technical staff to ascertain that the currency was fake. "The people who were making this currency had ensured that they do not miss out on minor details like inserting the wire inside the note and so on. However, they misread the thickness of this wire," said Dhesi.
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