DRI looks for neta in fake notes scam

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES CITY -

Mum­bai: The Di­rec­torate of Rev­enue In­tel­li­gence (DRI) prob­ing a fake cur­rency racket in­volv­ing a politi­cian, a de­vel­oper and a busi­ness­man from Pune are look­ing for an­other lo­cal politi­cian from And­heri Lokhand­wala area. Five days af­ter the DRI ar­rested three peo­ple in the racket, a car dealer from the western sub­urbs told DRI he had re­ceived Rs 2 lakh in fake cur­rency notes from the gang mem­ber.

“The car dealer claims that a lo­cal politi­cian from Lokhand­wala in And­heri had given him Rs 2 lakh to book a car,” said a source. DRI is now tak­ing the help of lo­cal po­lice to nab him. DRI had seized Rs 9lakh in fake notes in de­nom­i­na­tion of Rs 500. The car dealer has claimed that the lo­cal neta had given the fake notes in de­nom­i­na­tions of Rs 2,000. Of­fi­cials said this shows the source of both de­nom­i­na­tion is the same. — S Ahmed Ali

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