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Friday, April 19 2024
Madhya Pradesh

Vocational Skill Learned in Jail Used for Counterfeiting Post-Release

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An official stated on Sunday that a 35-year-old Madhya Pradesh man had painstakingly studied printing techniques as a trade while incarcerated and had subsequently used them to create counterfeit banknotes.

The police arrested Bhupendra Singh Dhakat on Saturday and found 95 counterfeit notes, each with a face value of Rs 200. This led to the discovery of Dhakat’s return to the criminal world, the official said.

Additionally, six ink bottles, paper, and a color printer used to create crisp fake notes were found in his home, Sironj Sub Divisional Officer of Police Umesh Tiwari told PTI.

Dhakat has confessed that he had been printing the bogus notes and pumping them into the market in the district for the past few months.

Tiwari said Dhakat is involved in 11 criminal cases, including murder, and had been in and out of jail.

As part of a vocational training program meant to help prisoners reintegrate into society after their release, Dhakat learned how to print during his most recent incarceration in the district, he said.

But, he claimed, Dhakat used his newly acquired knowledge to commit an illegal quick-money scam.

Despite being barred from entering the districts of Vidisha, Rajgarh, Raisen, Bhopal, and Ashok Nagar for a year, he was able to remain in this location and produce counterfeit notes, according to a police source.

Superintendent Priyadarshan Shrivastava of Vidisha Jail claims that inmates receive instruction in offset printing and screen printing to help them make ends meet after their release.

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