Delhi Police bust fake currency racket

Confiscate Rs70K from accused in New Amritsar | Maqboolpura police carry out searches

Delhi Police bust fake currency racket

The Maqboolpura police at the New Amritsar area probe the fake currency racket busted by the Delhi Police in Amritsar on Monday. Tribune photo

PK Jaiswar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, November 15

A day after the Delhi Police had busted a racket involving fabrication and circulation of fake Indian currency notes in north India, the Maqboolpura police carried out searches in New Amritsar on Monday.

The miscreants were involved in printing counterfeit notes in the denomination of Rs 100 at a rented flat in New Amritsar.

Interestingly, the local police did not get the wind of the raid being conducted by the Delhi Police.

Police Commissioner Dr Sukhchain Singh Gill said the probe has been marked. He said the entire operation was carried out by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police.

According to information, the Delhi Police had arrested five persons, including two from Punjab, following a tip- off.

Those arrested have been identified as Harsh Girdhar, Karan Singh, Satish Grover, Vikramkjit Singh and Harshdeep Thakur.

The police had confiscated fake currency worth Rs 6 lakh. In Amritsar, the Delhi Police seized Rs 70,000. The Delhi Police had also seized equipments and material used for manufacturing counterfeit currency. Nevertheless, the Maqboolpura police reached the rented flat in New Amritsar and found the flat locked. The police have summoned the owner of the flat.

It has been learnt that Virkamjit hailed from Batala and used to run an educational institute while Harshdeep Thakur belonged to Solan in Himachal Pradesh. He did diploma in plastic engineering from Hoshiarpur. They had reportedly rented the accommodation for the last three months.

In a nutshell

The Delhi Police had arrested five persons, including two from Punjab, following a tip- off. Those arrested have been identified as Harsh Girdhar, Karan Singh, Satish Grover, Vikramkjit Singh and Harshdeep Thakur. The police had confiscated fake currency worth Rs6 lakh. In Amritsar, the Delhi Police seized Rs70,000. The Delhi Police had also seized equipment and material used for manufacturing counterfeit currency. Nevertheless, the Maqboolpura police reached the rented flat in New Amritsar and found the flat locked. The police have summoned the owner. Virkamjit hailed from Batala and used to run an educational institute while Harshdeep Thakur belonged to Solan in Himachal Pradesh. He did diploma in plastic engineering from Hoshiarpur. They had reportedly rented the accommodation for the last three months.

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