The Hush Post | 13:40 | Two-minute read
A TV serial script-writer in Mumbai was arrested for allegedly procuring fake Indian currency. The 37-year-old man, identified as Dev Kumar Patel, was moving suspiciously with a bag when the Mumbai crime branch team arrested him.
According to the crime branch, they received a tip-off about the accused and nabbed him with fake currency. The officials said, “We found a bag with him which had Rs 5.78 lakh but all denominations were fake. We have sent the sample to Nashik laboratories.”
Police found a bunch of Rs 2,000, Rs 500, Rs 200, and Rs 100 in fake currency.
Later on, the crime branch team searched his Nalasopara home. From there, the team recovered a computer, scanner and printer, with which he used to counterfeit the notes.
The police said that Dev has written scripts for TV serials including ‘Ishwar Ek Apradh’.
The accused confessed to his crime during interrogation. Patel told the police that he committed the crime to satisfy his two wives, one is a model and the other a housewife. Patel said that he was not earning enough from scriptwriting.
The police said that Patel had distributed Rs 15 lakh in rural areas of Madhya Pradesh since it was easy for him to circulate the fake currency there.