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5 member gang nabbed: Rs 2.61 lakh fake currency seized

Press Trust of India 

A five member gang, distributing currency and reportedly with links to a group in Afghanistan, were arrested at Cubum town in the district today and fake Rs 2,000 notes with a face value of Rs 2.61 lakh seized from them, police said.

They said one of the gang members, J was arrested during routine patrol after he was found carrying fake Rs 2,000 notes.

On being questioned, he said that the gang were into the business of distributing fake currency, being printed here by his father and they had links to a group in

Based on this information, Khan's house was raided and the fake currency recovered from there, police said.

His father and the other three gang members were later arrested, they said.

Police said they were investigating Khan's claim that the gang had links with a group in

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First Published: Sun, February 04 2018. 21:05 IST