The Crime branch sleuths have arrested four people in connection with the fake currency racket being operated from the city for past few months.
Police sources said crime branch sleuths had arrested a youth Nimje two days ago and seized fake currency notes of Rs 3.22 lakh from him. He divulged the names of other accused involved in the racket. The other accused were identified as Deepak Kadu, a resident of Hudkeshwar, Rakesh Dawware, Vijay Lillare and Ritesh Meshram, all residents of Dewali, Tumsar. Police said, after collecting information about the accused, cops set a trap and arrested the four criminals on Sunday.
Deepak’s brother is employed in police department while Vijay works in railway department, police said. Rakesh runs a computer institute in Tumsar and the same institute was used for printing the illegal notes. Cops have raided the institute and seized the equipments.
Police further said that due to connection of Deepak’s brother in police department, the accused were fearless and continued their illegal racket in the city. They had been active in the business for quite some time now. However, cops are investigating the case further to find involvement of other people in the racket.