Mumbai : A squad of Pydhonie police station, on Wednesday, arrested three persons near Masjid railway station area for possessing fake Indian currency worth Rs. 3.8 lakh.

Assistant Police Inspector in Pydhonie police station Dattaji Khuperkar said, “The accused are identified as Mohammed Alam alias Allaudin Sheikh, Atta-ur Idris Sheikh and Gulam Murtaza Sheikh. They probably are the natives of Sahibgunj district in Jharkhand.”

Khuperkar further stated that police, following a tip off, arrested the culprits with 380 fake currency notes of Rs 1,000 denomination. Two of the accused were coconut vendors while the other is a sand miner.

Police had no answer as to why petty labourers such as the accused had such a large amount of fake currency in their possession.

The accused have been taken into police custody remand for further interrogation. Police did not rule out the possibility of involvement of a gang in this connection.

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