DRI looks for neta in fake notes scam
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