Two held with fake currency in Lucknow, reveal Pakistan link

December 14th, 2008 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Dec 14 (IANS) Two people were arrested here Sunday and fake Indian currency nominally worth Rs.104,000 - provided to them by a Pakistani official - was recovered from them, the police said.The arrested, Irfan and Sharif of Lucknow, also confessed to being in the trade of counterfeit currency for over a decade and were in constant touch with a Pakistani national who supplied them the fake currency, the police added.

“During interrogation, the duo revealed that they used to get these notes from a Pakistani named Zameel,” Lucknow police chief Akhil Kumar told IANS.

They would get fake notes from Zameel in a Kathmandu hotel in exchange of original indian currency, he added.

“Irfan has revealed that Zameel used to stay in the same room of the hotel. For this particular consignment, he paid Rs.25,000 in original,” Kumar said.

The two arrested said they exportede goats to Nepal in trucks and it was under the cover of this trade that they were pumping fake currency into India.

“We have also extracted from them the names of others involved in the trade,” Kumar added.

“We are in the process of informing the Interpol about Zameel,” he added.

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