Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, July 25
The police today arrested two persons who used to dupe people by using fake currency notes.
The accused were identified a Gurmel Singh, alias Geli, Jatinder Singh, alias Gora, and Gurmeet Singh. CIA in charge Ajayveer Singh said the accused used to follow a unique modus operandi.
“They used to hand over original currency notes by calling these as fake ones to their victims and asked him to spend it in the market. When these currency notes were spent without any problem, the victim got lured and used to buy fake notes at triple the cost of the original currency given by him,” said Ajayveer.
The three accused then used to buy fake currency notes from currency garland makers at the Shahkot bus stand and used to make pack of notes with fake currency notes on both sides and plain paper packed in-between. When they used to call the victim, they quickly exchanged their bag with that of the victim carrying original notes and used to run away from the spot. Till the time the victim realised that he had been duped; the accused had fled from the place.
Following the information, the CIA laid a trap and called the gang members to a place to convert Rs 2.5 lakh into fake currency notes worth Rs 7.5 lakh. As soon as the three arrived on the spot, they were caught red handed with a bag full of plain paper stuffed in between the fake currency notes. The police also recovered a car from their possession. The police have registered a case under Section 420 at the Sadar police station.
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