The Jammu and Kashmir Police has unearthed a fake currency racket leading to arrest of eight people and seizure of fake currency notes worth Rs 60,000.
“On April 19, 2013 Police Kupwara has un-earthed a net work of fake currency dealers operating in town Kupwara and its adjacent area’s by arresting Showkat Ahmad Ahanger son of Suliman Ahangar resident of Manigah ReT, Javid Ahmad Mir son of Ab Ahad Mir resident of Rafiabad Bla,Manzoor Ahmad Mir son of Maqbool Mir resident of Khumriyal and kingpin of the gang Tanvir Ahmad Bhat son of Bashir Ahmad Bhat resident of Keran and made a recovery of Rs 45,000 counterfeit notes of Rs 1,000 & 500 denominations from their possession”, Superintendent of Police Kupwara said in a statement to a local news agency, KNS.
He said that during sustained questioning accused admitted their involvement in the commission of offences punishable under section 489 BC RPC. “Besides led to the involvement of four other suspects namely Mushtaq Ahmad Ahangar son of Suliman Ahangar resident of Manigah, Shrafat Ali Khan son of Mugal Badshah KhanFirdoos Ahmad Bhat son of Ab Kabir Bhat and Nisar Ahmad Mir son of Safer Mir residents of Keran with further recovery of Rs15,000 counterfeit notes”, he added.
According to the Superintendent of Police, Kupwara, one among the group namely Tanveer Ahmad Bhat of Keran is having his maternal uncle (Mama) Nazir Ahmad Bhat son of Sarwar Bhat of Keran in PaK “who used to send the fake currency notes towards the territory of India through another member namely Shrafat Ali Khan son of Mugal Badshah Khan through the medium of “throw and collect” from Kishan Ganga river Keran since last one year”.
It is pertinent to mention here that there was a huge public cry on account of recurrence of fake currency notes in Town Kupwara and its adjacent areas and general public, shopkeepers have welcomed the police initiative in un-folding the said gang.
“Police Kupwara has also launched a campaign against fake currency dealers and in this regard (08) persons have been arrested since last one week besides launching an awareness campaign to generate actionable inputs with regard to circulation of fake currency notes among the Populace” he said adding “Investigation of case FIR NO 77/13 U/S 489 BC-RPC registered in this behalf in police station Kupwara is in progress and Police is on toes to un-fold the whole net work of fake currency dealers at this embryonic stage so that the routes does not spread further more.”