FAKE CURRENCY

  • Man charged with with passing counterfeit $20 bills at yard sale run by a bank teller, police say November 11, 2014

    Kittanning, Pa.: State police say a western Pennsylvania man has been charged with passing counterfeit $20 bills at a yard sale run by the wrong woman - a bank teller. Trooper Terry Geibel says the teller is trained to know the look and feel of real money. The (Kittanning) Leader-Times reports that...
  • Delhi: CBI arrests person with fake currency September 29, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI has arrested another fake currency racketeer for allegedly possessing fake currency notes having face value of Rs 4.98 lakh. "CBI intercepted one person at Malda Railway Station (West Bengal) and recovered FICNs having face value of Rs 4.98 lakh (approximately) from his possession," a CBI spokesperson said...
  • Tamil Nadu: Fake currency notes seized; one held September 13, 2014

    Chennai: A 24yearold man from West Bengalhas been arrested for alleged possession of fake Indian currency notes with a total face value of Rs 88,000, police said on Saturday. Partha Pathru was arrested on Friday when he tried to buy a pack of cigarettes, trying to exchange a Rs 1,000...
  • Delhi: Fake currency with face value Rs 2.5 lakhs recovered, 3 held September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Wednesday claimed to have busted an interstate counterfeit currency racket with the arrest of three persons and also recovered of Fake Indian currency notes (FICN) of face value more than Rs 2.5 lakh. Police said that Rs two lakhs FICN out of the recovered amount...
  • Bihar STF seizes fake currency notes worth Rs 10 lakh June 18, 2014

    In an early morning swoop, the Special Task Force (STF) of Bihar Police arrested a person from Patna Junction and seized Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) of the purported value of Rs 10 lakh from him. Inspector General (Operations) Amit Kumar said the arrested person has been identified as Mina Jod...
  • 7 yrs of jail for man held with fake currency in Odisha May 31, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: A local court in Cuttack today sentenced a man to rigorous imprisonment (RI) for seven years with a penalty of Rs 5,000 after convicting him in a fake currency note case. The Second Additional Sessions Judge, Cuttack found guilty one Sanjay Kumar Biswal of indulged in trade of fake currency...
  • Rajasthan Police recover fake currency of Rs 3.37 lakh, one arrested May 6, 2014

    Rajasthan Police's Special Operation Group claimed to have busted an interstate fake currency racket, with the arrest of one person and recovery of counterfeit currency of over Rs 3.37 lakh from him. The suspected money carrier, Surjeet Kumar Yadav of Itawa, was arrested with fake currency of Rs 3,37,500 outside Kanpur...
  • ICICI reports deposit of Rs 10 cr fake currency notes over several years April 9, 2014

    Country's largest private sector bank ICICI Bank has lodged an FIR alleging fake currency notes with a face value Rs 10 crore were deposited in its different branches in the past several years. Regional Head of ICICI Bank Manish Pandey lodged an FIR at Hazratganj police station alleging that fake currency...
  • Drugs, fake currency smuggler arrested in Barmer April 1, 2014

    A history-sheeter, active in smuggling of drugs and fake currency across Indo-Pak border, was arrested from Barmer, police said today. Acting on a tip-off, police arrested Nabia alias Nawab (58) last night from his house in Gagaria village of Barmer district and recovered three mobile handsets and four SIM cards from...
  • British coin that is impossible to replicate March 21, 2014

    For all those determined forgers out there, here come tiny 'fingerprints' that would make currency notes, coins or credit cards impossible to replicate in near future. A new security technology used in bank notes is being embedded into coins that is expected to help eradicate forgeries of all 1 pound coins. The...
  • Man attempts suicide by cutting his arm for being 'falsely' implicated in fake currency case February 27, 2014

    An undertrial prisoner lodged at Jaipur Central Jail attempted suicide on February 25 alleging that he had been falsely implicated, a senior official said on Thursday. Arun Jain (30) facing trial in two criminal cases was rushed to the SMS Medical College and Hospital where his condition was said to be stable. Jain,...
  • Fake currency with face value of Rs 26 lakh seized in last 3 years: Minister February 20, 2014

    Fake currency with face value of over Rs 29 lakh has been seized in Chhattisgarh in the past three years, state Home Minister Ramsewak Paikra on Wednesday told the Assembly. In a written reply to a question from Congress MLA Motilal Dewangan, Paikra said: "Counterfeit currency with face value of Rs...
  • Two arrested with fake currency notes in Muzaffarpur February 9, 2014

    Two people were arrested on Sunday with fake currency notes of face value Rs.3.98 lakh in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district, police said. They were arrested by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) at Maithi when they were on their way to deliver the counterfeit notes at Bettiah, the district headquarters of West...
  • 2009 fake currency case: NIA court gives life term to six convicts January 30, 2014

    Mumbai: All six convicts in the fake currency case have been awarded life sentence by a special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court. The six people Abdul Shaikh, Mohammed Aizul, Ravi Dhiren Gosh Nooruddin Bari, Mohammed Samad and Aizul Shaikh had been convicted under Section 16 and 18 of...
  • 2009 fake currency case: Quantum of sentence to be pronounced today January 30, 2014

    Mumbai: A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Thursday will pronounce the quantum of sentence in the 2009 fake currency case. Six persons were convicted on Wednesday for possessing and circulating fake Indian Currency notes in May 2009. They have been convicted under Section 16 and 18 of Unlawful...
  • Fake Indian currency notes case: NIA convicts 6 people January 29, 2014

    New Delhi: A special National Investigation Agency court on Wednesday convicted all six people in a case of circulating fake Indian currency notes. They have been convicted under Section 16 and 18 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Section 489 of IPC. The quantum of sentence will be pronounced on Thursday. (More...
  • RBI to withdraw pre2005 currency notes to unearth black money January 23, 2014

    The RBI has announced that currency notes issued before 2005 will no longer be accepted. The notes can be exchanged at banks till July. The old notes are being withdrawn because they do not display the year they were printed. The move is being seen as an effort to crack...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Suhasini Haidar December 26, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Suhasini Haidar on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Court rejects Zakia's petition against clean chit to Modi December 26, 2013

    In a major relief to Narendra Modi, a metropolitan court on Thursday rejected the protest petition filed by Zakia Jafri, wife of a former Congress MP, against the clean chit given to him and others by the Special Investigation Team in the 2002 Gujarat riots. ...
  • Forensic analysis nails Pakistan's role in printing fake Indian notes December 26, 2013

    Mumbai: The influx of fake currency into India is being seen as one of the biggest threats to the country's economic stability. Over the years India has accused Pakistan of aiding the fake currency racket and now a comprehensive forensic analysis of fake currency samples collected from across the country...
  • 3 members of a gang arrested for circulating fake currency in Bhopal September 30, 2013

    Three members of a gang were arrested for allegedly circulating fake Indian currency by the police and notes with a face value of Rs 1.65 lakh were also seized from their possession. Acting on an information about fake currency being circulated in Karond area of the city, the three were nabbed...
  • BSF to introduce fake currency detection machines on Bangladesh border September 21, 2013

    Kolkata: With smuggling of fake Indian currency notes from across the Bangladesh border being a major concern, the Border Security Force (BSF) Saturday said it was in the process of setting up machines to detect fake currency at border outposts across West Bengal. Observing that around 70 percent of the Indo-Bangladesh...
  • Man carrying fake currency held in Gurgaon September 19, 2013

    Gurgaon: A Bihar-based man was held here for using fake Indian currency notes for shopping and counterfeit notes with a face value of Rs 14,500 were seized from him, police said Thursday. Vishwanath alias Ajay, 35, who hails from Bihar, was arrested Wednesday from the Sabzi Mandi area, police said. The accused,...
  • Case registered against Goa casino employee for passing fake currency August 31, 2013

    An offshore casino employee in Goa has been booked for depositing three counterfeit Rs 1,000 notes at a bank in Panaji, police said on Friday. Ashok Sahoo, manager at the State Bank of India (SBI) treasury branch in Panaji, said Prashant Surlikar, of Goa Carnival and Leisure Private Ltd, deposited the...
  • Tunda says Lakhvi scuttled his chances in LeT August 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Arrested terrorist Abdul Karim Tunda told his interrogators that he holds a grudge against Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi for scuttling his chances of reaching the top position in the outfit despite being the "architect" of its pan-India structure, which was earlier confined to Kashmir. Senior Delhi police officials who...
  • Suspected ISI agent arrested with fake currency notes July 26, 2013

    Antiterror squad of Uttar Pradesh Police on Friday arrested a suspected ISI operative and a major supplier of fake currency notes in the state from Kaiserbagh bus stand here, a senior police official said. "ATS arrested Imran Ahmed Teli alias Munna alias Aftab alias Sammer from the bus stand while he...
  • Fake currency case: 13 UP police officers face probe July 16, 2013

    Lucknow: Thirteen Uttar Pradesh police officers are facing the heat in a case of alleged fake currency. The accused who was arrested in connection with the case has proved that the notes recovered from him were withdrawn from banks and were genuine. Now the police officials have to explain how...
  • Delhi: International drug cartel busted, eight arrested April 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Saturday said they have cracked an "international cartel" of drugs and fake currency dealers, arresting seven Nigerians and a Burmese woman. "The arrested include a Nigerian couple and a pastor, along with four other Nigerians and a Myanmarese woman," said Sanjeev Yadav, deputy commissioner of...
  • Kolkata: Sex workers being trained to spot fake currency from clients April 14, 2013

    Kolkata: Sex workers of Kolkata's largest redlight area are being given training by an NGO to identify fake currency notes to prevent them from being duped by some clients. The training programme conducted by Durbar Mahila Samanaya Committee, an NGO working for the sex workers, is the same as that...
  • Fake currency racket busted, 4 arrested March 27, 2013

    Thane: With the arrest of four persons, including steno of a Supreme Court lawyer, local police on Tuesday claimed to have busted a racket involved in printing and circulation of counterfeit currencies here. Police, who were on the trail of the accused for some time, seized fake currency with a...