KHARGONE: Khargone police on Wednesday arrested six people and claimed to have busted a gang involved in printing and circulation of counterfeit currency in the district. Fake currency worth Rs 30.65 lakh was also recovered from them.
Those arrested include Jitendra Bhati, 23, of Anandikheda in Agar, Sanjay Jogi, 30, of Bhikangaon, Sahil Panwar, 20, of Borgaon village under Pandhana police station limit, Narendra Panwar, 39, of Bamnala, Vijay alias Kanha Singh, 28, of Temarni under Gogawan police station limit and Jagdish Tomar, 32, of Lasudiya, Indore.
During preliminary investigation it was revealed that the accused were looking to circulate counterfeit currency in village market, but police raid foiled their bid, said SP Shailendra Singh on Wednesday.
Singh said that they were tipped off about Jitendra’s involvement in printing and circulation of counterfeit currency in rural areas. Two more accused Sahil and Sanjay too were involved in these illegal activities.
Based on the information, a special team was constituted. On Tuesday, police saw five people on three motorcycles near Singhaji temple on Balakwada road. On seeing the police party, they tried to flee.
Police intercepted them after a chase and detained one Narendra Panwar with counterfeit notes of denomination Rs 2000 and Rs 500 worth Rs 5 lakh. Police also detained Jitendra with Rs 4 lakh and Sanjay, Sahil and Vijay with Rs 3 lakh each, said the SP.
Later, on Wednesday police took Jitendra to Indore and arrested Jagdish Tomar from Talawali locality under Lasudiya police station limit. Police also recovered Rs 4.65 lakh from his possession.
Police also recovered two printers, paper, paper cutter, three motorcycles and other equipment along with counterfeit currency worth Rs 8 lakh.
Police registered case against them under relevant sections of the IPC.