The Special Cell of the Delhi Police has busted a Dubai based international syndicate of fake Indian currency notes with the arrest of its two members from Delhi’s Sarai Kale Khan area.
Fine quality Fake Indian Currency Note (FICN) of Rs 4 lakhs were recovered from the accused, identified as Mohammad Jakir and Kamre Alam, who also circulated fake Indian notes in Delhi NCR on the directions of a Dubai based man.
The recovered amount were in the denomination of 100 and 200 rupee notes, police said.
According to Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Special Cell, in the past few months, information was being received through sources about a FICN syndicate operated by a Dubai based person named Sariq alias Sata.
“Sariq is involved in the circulation of FICN in Delhi-NCR in a large quantity. But through surveillance and tracking skills, our team found out that the FICN racket is being operated by Jakir and Alam in Delhi NCR on the direction of Dubai based Sariq,” said the DCP.
“On August 20, police team got a tip off that a delivery of FICN would take place near Sarai Kale Khan here. A trap was laid and during the late evening hours, Zakir who supplied FICN in Delhi and NCR was apprehended with a total FICN of Rs. Four lakhs,” said the DCP.
“Later, his associate -- Kamre Alam, was also apprehended from Sambhal in Uttar Pradesh. During interrogation, it was further revealed the syndicate is being run by Dubai based Sariq who has links with Pakistan," said the DCP.
"Sariq is the kingpin of the sata gang that steals luxury cars in Delhi- NCR and other states. He is involved in more than 50 cases of auto theft, robbery, dacoity, Gunda Act, NSA etc. After shifting Dubai, besides operating a motor vehicle theft gang, he also started dealing in FICN,” said the DCP.
“On his direction, fake Indian currencies are circulated in Delhi NCR and other states by accused Kamre Alam and Zakir. They exchanged these fake notes with original Indian currency notes at the rate of Rs 60 for Rs 100 FICN,” said the DCP.