PRINTING & CIRCULATION OF FAKE INDIAN CURRENCIES
GUWAHATI: Geetanagar Police arrested two persons — including a woman — during two operations at two rented houses in the Nayanpur area under Dispur Police Station here on Friday night. The two persons — Meenakshi Das (40 years of age) and Denjit Das (30 years) — have been held in connection with the racket of printing and circulation of fake Indian currencies.
The duo was picked up following confessions by Ajmal Haque — a prime accused in case. Earlier, Haque had surrendered at the Geetanagar Police Station on Thursday night, after the Police had detained his wife the previous night.
According to Police, another woman — Mamoni Roy Boro (already arrested), and her accomplice from Mizoram — Lucy (still at large) supplied the equipment used to make the fake currencies machine to Haque at his rented house at Fatashil Ambari, almost to-and-half month ago. Since then, Haque was printing and also circulating fake Indian currencies from his rented house there.
Mentionably, Geetanagar Police had busted the cartel in the city on the night of August 4 (Wednesday). The police also recovered a cache of illicit Indian currencies as well as the equipments used in this clandestine activity.
It was during this time that the Police detained the wife of Haque for interrogation as Haque was absconding then.
Mentionably, 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.
This raid was carried out following intelligence feedback and also from the confessions of Mamoni Roy Boro — who was arrested earlier. Already, five raids have been carried out at various places in the city in this regard.
The Police carried out the first raid in the rented flat of 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.