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Two held with fake currency upto Rs 19 lakh

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MUMBAI: Two men were arrested with

fake currency

upto Rs 19 lakh from

Malwani

recently. One of the men is a driver, police said.

On Monday, police received a tip off that one of the accused, Fahil Shaikh, 21, was to arrive at Malwani to circulate fake notes of Rs 1 lakh. A trap was laid and he was arrested. Through leads provided by him and analysing his phone records, police reached his associate, Mehboob Shaikh, 23, in

Palghar

. From Mehboob’s house, fake currency upto Rs 18 lakh was recovered. Mehboob is a driver by profession. Both men have been booked under IPC.

In a separate case earlier this month, a 33-year-old man was arrested from Malwani with fake currency upto Rs 60000.

Police acted on a tip-off that the accused,

Hanif Shaikh

, would appear at

Ambhujwadi slum

in Malwani to circulate the fake currency. A trap was laid and Shaikh was picked up. An analysis of his cellphone revealed more details following which a raid was carried out at

Naigaon

. A computer and colour printer used for making fake currency notes, besides a lamination machine, plain butter paper, card reader, pen drives, glue, hair dryer, cutter etc were recovered.

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