Counterfeit currency racket busted,mother-daughter duo held

The Veraval city police arrested a mother-daughter duo on Tuesday and recovered counterfeit currency to the face value of Rs 34,700 from them.

Written by Express News Service | Junagadh | Published:March 26, 2009 12:17 am

The Veraval city police arrested a mother-daughter duo on Tuesday and recovered counterfeit currency to the face value of Rs 34,700 from them.

The police arrested Nasim Patani (44) and her daughter Shabana Patani (18) acting on a tip-off. At the time of arrest,the two were found buying an envelope from a stationery shop and putting the fake notes inside it,said the police.

Inspector B J Ninama of Veraval city police has lodged a complaint against four persons namely Nasim Patani,her daughter Shabana,husband Salim Patani and Akbar Moosa.

Nasim and Shabana have been booked under Sections 489 (B) (C),120 (B) and 114 of the Indian Penal Code. Salim and Akbar are still at large,said police sources.

The police said the two will be produced before the court of the chief judicial magistrate.

“Investigation is underway. The accused have confessed that they had obtained counterfeit notes to the face value of Rs 50,000 from Akbar Moosa,a resident of Mumbai. They have already circulated 143 fake notes of Rs 100 denomination by purchasing household items,” said the police.

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