Military Intelligence and Pune City police seized fake Indian and foreign currency notes of a total value of Rs 87 crore in Pune on Wednesday. Six people including an Indian Army jawan have been arrested in a joint operation of the Military Intelligence and Pune City police.
The accused have been identified as Shaikh Alim Gulab Khan (an Army soldier), Sunil Sarda, Ritesh Ratnaakar, Tuhaul Ahmed Ishaq Khan, Abdul Gani Khan and Abdul Rehman.
The Indian Army Jawan of Lance Naik rank, Shaikh Alim Gulab Khan was posted in an Army unit in Pune. He has been posted in Pune for the last eight years.
According to Police, Army Jawan Shaikh Alim Gulab Khan seems to be the key suspect of the racket. He rented a bunglow for Rs 23,000 eight months ago.
“The Southern Command Intelligence wing, along with Crime Branch Pune, carried out a successful joint operation in Viman Nagar and busted a fake currency racket. Six people, including five civilians and a soldier, were apprehended with fake Indian and foreign currency,” said Indian Army official in a statement.
This joint operation was conducted by the Southern Command Liaison Unit (SCLU) of Military Intelligence and Crime Branch of Pune City Police.