Mumbai Police busts Indian currency printing factory, arrests man with 1.60 lakh counterfeit notes

Mumbai Police busts Indian currency printing factory, arrests man with 1.60 lakh counterfeit notes

The arrested person has been identified as Shabbir Hasan Qureshi. As many as 53 fake notes of Rs 2,000 have been recovered from the Indian banknote printing factory in Mumbai’s Pydhonie area.

Mumbai: The Crime Intelligence Unit (CIU) of Mumbai Police busted an Indian banknote printing factory operating in the Pydhonie area in Mumbai and arrested a 47-year-old man, informed Mumbai Police on Wednesday.

The arrested person has been identified as Shabbir Hasan Qureshi. The police also recovered Rs. 1,60,000 counterfeit notes and 53 fake notes of Rs 2,000 from the factory.

Besides this, a computer printer and other material required to produce fake notes have been recovered from Shabbir’s house, said the police.

“The accused was printing notes at his own house, he has been printing these notes for the past several days and has distributed them in different markets of Mumbai,” said police.

The accused was arrested by the Pydhonie Police Station and the police is looking for his accomplice.

Shabbir will be presented in the court today.

Further investigation is underway. (ANI)

first published:Nov. 24, 2021, 12:15 p.m.

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