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CBD BELAPUR: The anti-ex­tor­tion cell of Navi Mum­bai crime branch has seized Rs 3 lakh coun­ter­feit cur­rency from a woman in Kharghar. The ac­cused had ear­lier been booked in a nar­cotics case.

Po­lice com­mis­sioner Prab­hat Ran­jan said, “Con­sta­ble Suryab­han Jad­hav got in­for­ma­tion on Fe­bru­ary 8. A trap was laid by se­nior po­lice in­spec­tor Ra­jan Jag­tap and his team op­po­site Rapid Ac­tion Force head­quar­ters on Kharghar-Taloja road.”

He added, “The team ar­rested Usha Rathod, 32, a res­i­dent of Shiva­ji­na­gar in Go­vandi. We re­cov­ered 592 notes of Rs500 de­nom­i­na­tion from her.”

Deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice (crime) Dilip Sawant said: “In­ves­ti­ga­tions have re­vealed that the woman had got the coun­ter­feit cur­rency from West Ben­gal by train. We are in­ves­ti­gat­ing from whom the woman got the notes and to whom she planned to de­liver.”

Ran­jan said, “Coun­ter­feit cur­rency is be­ing pumped into the coun­try to harm the econ­omy. The ac­cused has been re­manded in po­lice cus­tody till Fe­bru­ary 15.”

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