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Fake currency racket busted, woman held
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 2
The Chandigarh Police claimed to have arrested an alleged ISI agent from Amritsar and seized fake currency of over Rs 4 lakh from her possession. The woman was arrested yesterday.

With her arrest, the police claimed to have busted an inter-state gang of fake currency smugglers. In all, six members of the gang had been arrested and more arrests were likely in connection with the case, the police said. The gang was operating in Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (South) JS Khaira said here today that the name of the arrested woman was Savinder Kaur. The fake currency notes of Rs 1,000 denomination seized from her totalled Rs 2 lakh, while the remaining amount was in the form of notes of Rs 500 denomination.

The police said Savinder Kaur had been to Pakistan on five-six occasions in the recent past. She used to visit Pakistan with a religious group as a pilgrim. She told the police that she hailed from Kashmir and had left the place 15 years ago due to poor family conditions and had been staying in a rented accommodation in Amritsar since then.

She said she used to bring fake currency from Pakistan by on the payment of Rs 40,000 for fake currency of Rs 1 lakh. She used to sell every lot of fake currency of Rs 1 lakh for Rs 55,000 to Yudhvir Singh, alias Yodha, who was arrested by the police a day before yesterday. Yudhvir further used to supply fake currency to his agents on the payment of original currency worth Rs 65,000 for every lot.

The police arrested the woman after interrogating Yodha. It had earlier arrested Raj Kumar Gill, Ravi Chaudhary, Gurminder, and a minor, who gave them information about their associates.

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