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Ara, January 11 (RNI):- Bhojpur police, acting on a tip off, arrested five persons including three women along with a counterfeit note machine and also seized fake notes of 100, 200 and 500 denomination from Jamuaw village under Sandesh police station in Bhojpur district on Thursday. The arrested persons were identified as Guddu Kumar son of Daroga Singh of Badiha village, Nagendra Sigh of Jamua village under Sandesh police station along with his wife Rekha Devi and two daughters-in-law Devanti Devi and Neha Devi. The arrested persons printed fake notes and circulated them in the market. They also print the fake notes on demand.

SDPO Pankaj Kumar said on Friday that the Bhojpur SP got information fake notes are being printed at Jamua village under Sandesh police station. The SP immediately formed a police team under the SDPO and ordered to conduct raid and arrest the miscreants. The police, at the direction of the SP conducted raids at Jamua village and arrested five persons including three women along with two counterfeit note machines, three ink, paper, gel pens, 3000 fake notes and Rs. 33000 in cash.

The SDPO further said that the miscreants were operating in the area and dealing in the fake note business for the last three months and had already circulated about Rs 6 lakh fake notes in the market at about 70% commission and this was their second tender but due to alertness of police, their bid to print and circulate fake notes this time foiled. He stated that the police are interrogating the syndicate of fake notes to know more about their syndicate and members of the gang. He said that the police are still conducting raids at different places to arrest the rest members of the gang.

The SDPO said that Devnti Devi is the mastermind of the gang and the others assisted her. The gang is linked with Pintu Singh of Patna and all the arrested persons confessed their involvement in printing of fake notes. They printed the fake notes so precisely that it was very much difficult to differentiate in between original and fake.

The SDPO stated that Rahul Sigh son of Nagendra Singh is languishing in the Ara jail for the last seven months in connection with look, vehicle lifting and other criminal cases while Guddu Kumar had come out of the jail last month. He said that Rahul Singh operated from behind the bar and Guddu Kumar helped him.

The SDPO revealed that Pintu Singh had struck a deal at Rs. 60000 and the payment was to be made on Friday and so the miscreants were burning midnight lamp to complete the assignment. He added that some white collared persons are on police radar in this regard. The fake notes are mainly circulated in rural areas and also in Patna. Pintu Singh of Patna is expert in printing of fake notes and he had imparted training to Devanti Devi.

The SDPO further revealed that Devanti Devi decoyed and looted valuables from innocent persons by promising to double their money or valuables and added Nagendra Singh is a quack and known as rural doctor.

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