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    Published On : Wed, Aug 28th, 2013

    Crime Branch arrests two youths with bogus currency of Rs 1,85,000, seizes deadly arms

    Nagpur News: The Crime Branch of Nagpur police busted a gang running the business of fake currency and arrested two persons in this connection.

    According to the Crime Branch Inspector Madhav Giri, police have seized counterfeit currency valued at Rs 1,85,000 and lethal arms like Desi Katta (country pistol), two swords, a sickle, knife, chopper, Kukri, and a Maroti Swift car from the arrested persons collectively worth Rs 8,50,500. The arrested persons are Salman Khan alias Baba Haroon Khan (21), and Farooq Khan Haroon Khan, both residents of Minimata Nagar, Kalmna, Nagpur.

    The Crime Branch had received a secret information that the business of fake Indian currency was thriving in the East Nagpur’s Minimata Nagar. Accordingly, the Crime Branch PSI Choudhary and his colleagues stopped a Maroti Swift car (MH-31/CS 8843). Both Salman Khan alias Baba Haroon Khan and Farooq Khan Haroon Khan were seated in the car. When the PSI Choudhary and other policemen frisked the youths, they recovered fake currency in the denominations Rs 500 and Rs 1000 totally valued at Rs 1,85,000. When the car was checked by the policemen, they recovered a cache of Desi Katta (country pistol), two swords, a sickle, knife, chopper, Kukri from the car. Both were immediately put under arrest.

    When the Crime Branch questioned them, both spilled their accomplice’s name Sonu Sahani. Now, the police have launched a hunt for him. The arrest and subsequent recovery of fake currency points out the business of bogus currency is thriving in Nagpur. The instant case was biggest this year. The connection of both the arrested accused could be larger than what it looks to be, and the Crime Branch has launched the investigation in that direction.

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