Delhi’s illicit currency supplier nabbed

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) A kingpin behind the illegal currencies racket in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh has been arrested, the Delhi Police said on Tuesday.

The accused, identified as Akhujam Khan, was arrested on Monday night from Rajeev Nagar in Patna following a joint operation of Delhi Police and Patna police, a senior police officer here said.

“Police had on February 17 arrested his accomplices Sanjeev and Arvin, both from western Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district, and recovered fake currency notes of Rs 100 denomination of Rs 6 lakh in face value,” the officer said.

“Akhujam Khan was focused on printing lower denomination notes as he knew that fake Rs 100 notes are in the trend these days and supplied Rs 6 lakh in these notes to Sanjeev. He is being interrogated,” he added.