Six persons,including four women,were arrested for running a fake currency racket,police said on Saturday. Around Rs 1.92 lakh in fake currency was recovered from them,police said.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Sanjay Jain said,They have been identified as Ayub Miyan (33),Shrikant (23),Sabira Khatoon (30),Munni Khatoon (30),Noor Nisa (26),Asma Khatoon (40),all residents of East Champaran in Bihar. Fake notes in the denominations of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 amounting to Rs 1,92,500 have been seized.
On September 6,police received a tip-off that the gang would go to Kapashera Bus Stand with the fake currency.
On questioning,they revealed that the gang had been operating in the city for the past three months. Shakeel,who hails from East Champaran,Bihar,is the mastermind. He procures the fake currency notes from one Mehfooze. He had hired the six arrested persons to circulate the notes in Delhi. Shakeel would ask these women to hide notes in their undergarments. All gang members would then board a train to Delhi, Jain said.
Ayub Mian,police said,would supervise the circulation of fake notes in Delhi and find accommodation for the other gang members.
The gang members were told to make purchases of Rs 100 using the fake Rs 500 notes. The women would pocket 20 per cent of the change and whatever they bought using the fake money. The remaining amount would then be deposited in the bank account of a person residing in Malda,West Bengal,police said.