A group of the Delhi Police Particular Cell’s south-western vary busted a faux Indian foreign money notes (FICN) syndicate working out of Pilibhit in Uttar Pradesh. 4 members of the syndicate have been arrested and 12 stacks of pretend foreign money notes amounting to Rs 1,34,00 have been recovered together with gear used to print them.
Officers have recognized the culprits as Md Azeem Khan, Akil Ahmed, ‘Dr Akeel Ahmad’ alias physician, and Nitin Patel.
This group of the Particular Cell had been working for the previous a number of months on numerous syndicates concerned within the printing and circulation of pretend foreign money. Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Jitender Kumar just lately acquired a tip-off on this regard prompting officers to deploy informers and surveillance in Pilibhit.
On August 30, an informer instructed the police that this syndicate can be delivering a consignment of pretend foreign money notes close to Anand Vihar ISBT in Delhi within the subsequent few days. As soon as this data was cross-checked, a raiding get together was constituted to nab the culprits.
The raid led to the arrest of Md Azeem Khan (47), and Akil Ahmed (42). A complete of 12 wads of pretend foreign money notes of denomination Rs 100 had been recovered amounting to Rs 1,20,000. Police registered an FIR on this regard on the Particular Cell police station.
FICN syndicate members arrested by Particular Cell together with recovered gear (Photograph Credit: Tanseem Haider/India At this time)
Interrogation of the apprehended suspects led to raids in Delhi and surrounding areas in UP. Throughout one such raid, police arrested ‘Dr Akeel Ahmad’ alias Khalil Ahmad from Pilibhit on Wednesday. Faux foreign money notes amounting to Rs 4,000 had been recovered from his hideout. Akeel gave police the whereabouts of Nitin Patel (46), the mastermind of this racket.
Patel, his spouse and two others had been additionally taken into custody on September Four and pretend foreign money notes value Rs 10,000 recovered from his house in Pilibhit.
A raid on the syndicate Pilibhit-based workshop led to the restoration of a color scanner, printers, tracing paper with emblem of Mahatma Gandhi, printing ink tubes/cartridges, wood and metal frames/baank, cutters, tape, colors, pens, pencils, scale, brushes and many others. had been recovered which had been used for manufacturing and printing of recovered FICNs.
Semi-furnished faux foreign money notes of denomination 100 value Rs 20,000 had been additionally recovered from the workshop.
The culprits instructed Particular Cell that it was Akil Ahmed who first began the syndicate in 2012 alongside together with his mentor ‘Dr Akeel Ahmed’. Quickly after, they joined forces with Nitin Patel and arrange a neighborhood printing unit. They used to flow into faux foreign money notes throughout the nationwide capital area (NCR) in addition to different states. Officers estimate that the syndicate has circulated faux foreign money notes amounting to Rs 25 lakh so far.
Md Azeem Khan, who labored as Aadati within the native meals grain mandi in Pilibhit joined the syndicate in 2018 by Akil. Akil Ahmed, however, studied until class 10 earlier than he began promoting spices as a hawker.
Police mentioned ‘Dr Akeel Ahmed’ was a compounder who took over his employer’s clinic after the latter’s dying in 2015 regardless of having no medical diploma. Nitin Patel graduated from Benaras College and was working together with his father within the Pilibhit native mandi earlier than he joined palms with the syndicate and arrange a printing unit for faux Indian foreign money notes within the house of ‘Dr Akeel Ahmed’.