Two more people have been arrested in connection with the seizure of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) by the Special Task Force (STF) in Dhenkanal district.
The number of arrests so far including two by EOW and STF has reached three. The accused have been identified as Tushar Kumar Biswal, Biswanath Acharya and Trinath Das of Deogarh district.
It is pertinent to mention here that STF with the help of Dhenkanal District Police detected a case of illegal business of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) on December 16 at Rathapada village in Dhenkanal district.
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Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) with face value of Rs 1,90,600 were recovered from Tushar Biswal who was arrested on the same day.
Subsequently, two other accused- Biswanath Acharya and Trinath Das were arrested based on information shared by Tushar. Both Tushar and Biswanth are said to be the masterminds of the fake news.
Meanwhile, Trinath, who was arrested in a dacoity case, was released after posting bail.
A case has been registered at Dhenkanal Sadar Police Station and appropriate action is being taken in connection with the incident.
On September 11, the Special Task Force (STF) of the Crime Branch arrested a national criminal and recovered Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) worth Rs 16 lakh from him in Rourkela.
The accused, Sk Ahmed was arrested by the STF team with the help of the Rourkela district police. The accused hails from Delhi and lived in sector 15 in Rourkela.
It is pertinent to mention here that the STF has registered four cases this year regarding Fake Indian Currency Notes and seized more than 47,430 fake notes.
(Narrated by Siddharth Guru)