July 12, 2015 3:20:58 am
The local crime branch of the Sangli police has busted a fake Indian currency notes (FICN) racket and arrested four persons in this case.
Police raided a FICN printing unit located at Dattawad village near the Maharashtra – Karnataka border in Kolhapur district on Friday.
Cops have seized FICN of value Rs 34.5 lakh from the spot. Police have identified the suspects as Subhash Patil, Anuddin D, Ramesh Ghorpade and his son Santaji Ghorpade. Speaking to the media on Saturday, senior inspector Vishwanath Ghanwat of the Sangli police said that acting on a tip-off from sources they first arrested Patil and Anuddin near State Bank of Hyderabad on the Sangli-Miraj Road. Both are residents of Jaysinghpur in Kolhapur district.
Their interrogation revealed details of the FICN printing unit in Dattawad. Accordingly the police team raided this printing unit. Cops arrested Ramesh and Santaji Ghorpade, who were operating this unit. Along with FICN, cops have recovered computers, cutter machines, photocopier used by the suspects for printing the fake currency notes.
Police said that FICN printed at the spot were widely circulated mainly in the gambling dens in Miraj. An offence was registered in Miraj. A local court remanded the suspects to police custody till July 14.
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