The Hush Post | 13:05 | Two-minute read
A Ludhiana man has been arrested in Delhi for running a fake currency racket. Acting on a tip-off against the activities of the accused in a weekly market, the police officials laid the trap at many places. When the 27-year-old man reached a shop with fake notes, the officials nabbed him.
During interrogation what chocked police officials was that the accused Ravi Sandhu had learnt to print fake currency notes from a YouTube tutorial video.
Inspired by the video, Ravi Sandhu bought a computer and a printer two years back in Ludhiana where he started to print notes in the denomination of Rs 2000, 500 and 200.
In the beginning, the accused circulated the fake notes in the remote areas of Punjab. But soon after a crackdown by Punjab Police, he shifted his base to Delhi. He would circulate these notes at weekly markets and liquor shops and that too in the evening when they would be crowded.
The police have seized his set up and fake notes with a face value of Rs 1.38 lakh. The man has confessed his crime to having printed the notes of Rs 10 lakh till date.
The accused used to download pictures of notes and then printouts on normal paper. The notes would be cut in the proper shape to match the size of the original note. He would also keep the notes in the wet places and crumble them before circulating them in the markets so that they assumed the look of original currency.
During the interrogation, Ravi told police that Punjab police had arrested him too for running the fake currency racket and when he shifted to Delhi he became more careful.
An FIR has been registered against Sandhu and investigation is on.