Man arrested with fake coins of face value Rs 40,000

During a surprise vehicle checking, a car was stopped by Anti Auto Theft Squad (AATS). On checking the car, two plastic bags, each containing 20 packets of fake Indian coins, were recovered.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:October 2, 2016 7:39 pm
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A man was arrested on Sunday from Rohini in outer Delhi and counterfeit coins of face value Rs 40,000 were seized from him, police said. During a surprise vehicle checking, a car was stopped by Anti Auto Theft Squad (AATS). On checking the car, two plastic bags, each containing 20 packets of fake Indian coins, were recovered. Each packet contained 100 coins, they said.

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During questioning, Naresh Kumar (42), who was driving the car, confessed that after suffering losses in business he joined hands with Sonu and Raju to supply counterfeit coins in the market for easy money, a police officer claimed.

He alleged that Sonu and Raju mint counterfeit coins of face value Rs 5 and Rs 10 at a factory in Bawana Industrial area which are supplied to different parts of the country, police said.