With the arrest of two people,the Detection of Crime Branch (DCB) on Monday claimed to have busted a racket of fake Indian currency notes (FICN) that was operating from Vadodara Central Jail. Fake notes with face value of Rs 4.2 lakh have been seized from their possession.
According to DCB joint commissioner of police A K Sharma,fake currency notes originated from the Central Jail and two persons,Kishansinh Ratansinh (35) and Mohanlal Chunajo (26),both hailing from Rajasthan and currently living in south Gujarat,have been arrested.
The duo was arrested from a hotel near Kalupur railway station. They were caught with 400 duplicate notes of Rs 1,000 denomination and 40 notes of Rs 500 denomination.
The racket was being run from Vadodara Central Jail by one Jayant Pateliya,who had earlier been arrested on charges of distributing counterfeit currency.
Police interrogation revealed that Ratansinh came in contact with Pateliya during one of his visits to the jail where his younger brother Shankarsinh is lodged. Pateliya convinced him to join the racket of circulating fake currency notes to earn quick money.
A week ago,Pateliya told Ratansinh that he would get the fake currency notes to be circulated from one Bittu Ajmal,a resident of Malda district in West Bengal.