Dombivli resident cheats bank with counterfeit currency notes
NAVI MUMBAI: The Kharghar police have booked a Dombivli resident who allegedly tried to deposit counterfeit currency notes of the face value of Rs15,000 in his account with a leading private sector bank.
According to the police, the suspect brought Rs50,000 to deposit in his account at the Sector 7 branch of the bank in March.
After examining the notes, a bank official found that 15 of the notes, each of the face value of Rs 1,000, were fake.
“According to rules of Reserve Bank of India, a bank has to inform the police if they receive more than four counterfeit notes from any of their customers. So the bank officials later approached us, and we registered a case against that person on Wednesday,” said Shrikant Shinde, assistant police inspector of Kharghar police station.
The suspect in this case has a hair transplant company at Kharghar.
“He said that he received all the notes from one of his clients,” said Shinde.
He said it was unclear if the accused was involved in the counterfeiting racket. “It is not possible to say whether he is involved in any business involving the circulation of fake currency notes,” Shinde said.
He said, “If he had any knowledge that those notes were counterfeit, he would not have gone to the bank to deposit them. He would have preferred to dispose them of at a petrol pump, a shopping mall or some other place.”
The accused has not yet been arrested, because police are investigating the case, but he will if circumstances so warrant.
Shinde added, “We are investigating the case, and will arrest him if we find him guilty.”