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Fake currency: cops seek red corner notice

The police have approached the Interpol to issue a red corner notice against Mohammad Iqbal alias Kana,who was the mastermind behind the recent Rs 2.24 crore fake currency haul. Originally from Kairana in UP,Kana is said to be in Pakistan now

Written by VijaitaSingh | New Delhi |
April 26, 2012 3:24:55 am

The police have approached the Interpol to issue a red corner notice against Mohammad Iqbal alias Kana,who was the mastermind behind the recent Rs 2.24 crore fake currency haul. Originally from Kairana in UP,Kana is said to be in Pakistan now.

“We have approached the Interpol for a red corner notice against Kana. A city court has issued a non-bailable warrant against him,” said a police officer.

The Delhi Police had arrested two men from Dabri area of Southwest Delhi in January with fake currency notes concealed in cloth bundles. The accused were arrested after intelligence agencies intercepted a call between one Mohammad Hasan Khan,a resident of Dabri,and a friend of Kana,where the latter was directing Khan to circulate fake notes in Delhi. The police arrested one Ash Mohammad and Khan’s son Zeeshan with the fake currency. Khan is absconding.

“Khan and Kana belong to the same village in Prabuddh Nagar,UP. Khan was Kana’s front-man in Delhi and used to carry out his orders of circulating fake currency in the city,” said a police officer.

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Kana is reportedly in Pakistan since 1993. The police said that Kana is a core member of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s gang.

Recently,the Special Cell of the Delhi Police filed a chargesheet with details of the intercepted conversation between Kana and Khan. The transcript,which is part of court documents now,revealed Kana directing Khan to get in touch with three traders in Jammu and Kashmir — Yakoob Ali,Ghulam Ahmed and Mohammad Rafiq — who would help him in getting the consignment of fake currency through the LoC trade route. All three traders have been arrested.

“The bundles were sent by a person identified as Mohammad Iqbal alias Kana who is based in Pakistan to destabilise the Indian economy and threaten the integrity and unity of India,” the chargesheet said.

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