Delhi Police busts fake coin racket: Coins worth Rs. 40,000 seized, factory identified, one arrested

Newsroom24x7 Staff

fake-coinsNew Delhi: During a surprise vehicle checking operation near Shree Balaji Mandir on the road dividing Sectors 11 and 17 of Rohini in Delhi, when a Swift Dezire car (HR 19J 4202) was stopped and checked by AATS Staff at an anti-auto theft picket, two plastic bags, both filled with 20 packets of fake Indian Coins, were recovered and one person, said to be engaged in the supply of conterfiet coins since 2014, was arrested

The person arrested has been identified as Naresh Kumar, (42), son of Om Prakash, resident of house no-H-5/15, 2nd Floor, Sector-11, Rohini, Delhi.

According to Delhi Police, a suspected Grey Colour Swift Dezire car having Registration No- HR 19 J 4202, coming from Shahbad Dairy side was randomly checked at the Special Anti-Auto Theft Picket by AATS Outer District near ShreeBalaji Mandir. During the checking, the Naresh Kumar, who was driving the car tried to make an impression that he was an officer of Punjab National Bank. When asked to show his Identity Card, he refused to show it. During the course of checking of vehicle, two plastic bags filled with counterfeit Indian coins (total value of 40000 Indian Rupees) was found.

On finding the fake Indian coins, a case was registered and further investigation was taken up. During the course of investigation accused Naresh Kumar was arrested and he disclosed that two persons namely Sonu and Raju are running a factory at Bawana Industrial area where counterfeited Rupees 5 & Rs 10 coins are being minted. One person by the name of Rajesh Kumar is the manager of that factory and he knows the hideout of all the three persons in Delhi, Haryana and Punjab. He can identify the factory where coin counterfeiting was being done.

A team of AATS, Outer District, Delhi comprising of SI Ram Kumar No. D-2142, HC Raj Kumar No-222/OD, HC Neeraj No-2862/OD, HC Dalbir No-102/OD along with Constable Deepak No-3474/OD and Ct. Rakesh No-1123/OD was constituted under the supervision of Insp. Samar Pal Singh and overall supervision of Dharamvir Singh, ACP Operations, Outer District.

During interrogation, the accused revealed that he started his car accessories shop at Charkhi dadri (Haryana) after finishing his studies up to 12th standard. During the course of managing loose coins for business, he came in contact with two persons -Sonu and Raju. They used to deliver him the required coins in the denomination of Rs.5/- and 10/- at his shop. After some time, both Raju and Sonu gave him a plan of supplying counterfeit Indian coins on commission basis. He started supplying the fake counterfeit Indian coins in the denomination of Rs. 5 and 10 provided by Raju and Sonu.

After some time Sonu and Raju closed this illegal business and fled away. Disclosing this, the accused told the police that Sonu and Raju again started the fake coin business in Delhi. The accused agreed to identify the locations where the counterfeit coins were being made, stored and from where they were being distributed.