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Dakshina Kannada Police Bust Fake Currency Racket

Bantwal Fake Currency

Dakshina Kannada: The  Bantwala Town police have apprehended suspects involved in a counterfeit currency operation and have recovered fake notes amounting to lakhs of rupees. 

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The suspects, who had travelled from Kerala to Karnataka, were caught red-handed while attempting to convert fake currency into genuine notes. Following their arrest, the police have intensified their investigation, extending it to Kerala to dismantle the broader network behind the operation.

The arrested individuals, Mohammad C.A. from Churi, Kudlu Village, Kasaragod Taluk, Kerala, and Kamarunnisa, were initially detained three to four days ago. During the initial arrest, the police seized fake currency worth Rs 23,000 from the suspects.

On May 10, the Bantwala Nagar police intercepted Mohammad C.A. and Kamarunnisa, who were in possession of a KL 14-T-777 car. The police recovered 46 counterfeit Rs 500 notes, totaling Rs 23,000. Following their arrest, a case was registered, and the suspects were presented before the court, which ordered their judicial custody.

In the course of further investigation, the police took the suspects into custody again and conducted a thorough interrogation. This led to the recovery of an additional 460 fake ₹500 notes, worth ₹2,30,000, which the suspects had hidden in Kerala. In total, 506 counterfeit currency notes, amounting to ₹2,53,000, were seized along with a car valued at ₹6 lakh. The seized items were presented before the court, and the accused were remanded to judicial custody.

The operation was carried out under the guidance of D.K. District Superintendent of Police C.B. Rishyant, and Additional Superintendents of Police Jagadish and Rajendra KV. The Bantwala Deputy Superintendent Vijaya Prasad, along with Bantwal Town Police Inspector Anantha Padmanabha, Sub-Inspectors Anjaneya Reddy and Ramakrishna, and officers Rajesh S, Irshad P, Manohar, Ganesh, Mohan, Basavaraj Kammar, and Kumari Arpita, played a crucial role in the successful bust of the counterfeit currency racket.

 

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