Jharsuguda (SunstarTV Bureau): Banaharapalli police of Jharsuguda district has busted a fake currency racket, arrested three miscreants and seized counterfeit notes amounting to nearly Rs 1 lakh from Sambalpur district, informed SP Rahul PR.
Reportedly, one Mohammed Ajmal (20) of Khadam village under Lakhanpur block was filling petrol from a filling station at Bandhabahal area in Jharsuguda district in exchange of fake notes. Doubting the originality of the fake notes, owner of the filling station informed the Banaharapalli police.
Acting on the complaint, police marched into action and arrested Ajmal. During interrogation, he informed the police about a printing unit of fake currency notes running in Bamara in Sambalpur.
Later, the Banharpalli police busted the printing unit on Thursday night and arrested two others- Mohammed Irfan (24) and Ishfaq Ansari (32) of Gibindpur village in the district.
“Counterfeit notes of Rs 96,300, including 918 notes of Rs 100 and nine notes of Rs 500 denomination) a printing machine and a motorcycle were seized from their possession,” informed the SP. He also stated that all the three accused were produced before court and sent to judicial custody.