Fake currencies cartel busted by Geetanagar Police; woman link under the scanner
In connection with the printing and circulation of fake currencies, Geetanagar Police, on Wednesday night, busted a cartel in the city.
PRINTING & CIRCULATION OF FAKE INDIAN CURRENCIES
GUWAHATI: In connection with the printing and circulation of fake currencies, Geetanagar Police, on Wednesday night, busted a cartel in the city. The police also recovered a cache of illicit Indian currencies and also the equipments used in this clandestine activity. Presently, the Police are interrogating the wife of the person from whose house the recoveries were made on Wednesday. However, her husband is yet to be arrested.
The raid was carried out following intelligence feedback and also from the confessions of a woman who was arrested earlier, about a group carrying out this anti-social activity in the area.
Already, three raids have been carried out at three places in the city in this regard.
In the first such raid, Geetanagar Police personnel carried out a raid was in the rented flat of the Mamoni Roy Boro at the Siva Mandir Path in Geetanagar here on August 3. The operation was carried out on an intelligence tipoff from SB (Special Branch). The woman was arrested that very day. Following interrogation, Geetanagar Police registered a case — 310/21 u/s 120 (B)/489(A)/489(B) IPC. And based on her confessions, police carried out the second and third series of raids.
The second raid was conducted at the rented house of absconding Lucy – hailing from Mizoram, at Mathura Nagar in Dispur. The Police team seized two printers and a desktop computer — suspected to have been used in printing the fake currency notes from the house.
During further course of investigation, successive raids were conducted at the house of absconding accused — Ajmal Haque of Village No. 2 Chakla Barua under Boko Police Station. The Police recovered the following items involved in the racket from his rented room at Fatasil Ambari here: Suspected fake currency notes amounting to Rs 1 lakh; an extra amount of nine fake currency notes; an EPSON printer; a heat-sealer machine; a paper cutter; ream of black paper; reams of JK super white bond paper; polymer papers; SIM cards, ATM cards, various suspected identity cards; Assam Police T-shirt; as well as media passes in the name of the accused.
The Police detained the wife of Ajmal Haque for interrogation.