‘Pakistan Security Press ink used for fake notes’
By Umesh R Yadav | ENS - BANGALORE
13th February 2013 08:39 AM
The High Court was informed on Tuesday that ink from Pakistan Security Press is being used for printing fake currency notes in the state.
State Public Prosecutor S Dorairaj submitted before Justice K N Keshavanarayana that Sampangiramanagar police recovered fake currency notes to the tune of `30 lakh and fire arms from 12 accused on September 9, 2012 and later RBI officials confirmed that the ink used in those notes was from Pakistan Security Press.
He further submitted that the accused, in collusion with the city’s underworld, were printing and circulating fake currency notes to create economic imbalance in the country.
“The issue involves the interest of unity and diversity of the country and this has to be taken seriously and even police have arrested Mohammed Rustum Sheikh, an accused from Bangladesh, and others 11 in the case.
This is an international counterfeit currency and illegal arms dealing racket and the police have recovered three carbine sten guns, six pistols and 60 live bullets from the accused,” he said.
Dorairaj sought 180 days to file a charge sheet in the case as it is sensitive one.
Generally, the police have to file charge sheet within 90 days after arresting the accused.
Earlier, a lower court had granted ACP Nyamegowda 180 days to file the charge sheet in the case. However, the accused had challenged it in the High court. Justice Keshavanarayana observed, “The case is vast and sensitive. We cannot take such cases lightly and will hear the mater in detail.”
He put off the further hearing to Wednesday.
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