COUNTERFEIT NOTES WORTH ` 3 LAKH SEIZED
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.”