Dom­bivli res­i­dent cheats bank with coun­ter­feit cur­rency notes

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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.”

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