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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Five arrested for running fake currency racket

SILCHAR, Dec 19: Acting on a tip-off, an Army team of the 11 Field Regiment recently nabbed Najimuddin Laskar (34), of Hailakandi, Sarafuddin Barbhuiya (29), of Ujankupar, Morab Ali Barbhuiya (37) of Mohanpur, Nuruddin Laskar (45) of Bhatirgram Nayabajar and Abdul Suban Laskar (34), of Barni Braes Khasiapunji on charges of running a fake currency racket.

Sources said Abdul Suban was an employee of the Assam Police and all the nabbed culprits were actively associated with the fake currency racket. It was reported that the Army, during the operation, approached the gang as customers asking for fake notes at a city hotel here and later nabbed the culprits. The miscreants were later handed over to Silchar police for further action.

The gang was produced before the CJM court and was awarded a seven-day police remand. The Army has also seized an Alto car used by the miscreants. THE SENTINEL

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