Rayagada police intensifies probe into fake currency racket


Rayagada: Rayagada police have intensified probe into fake currency racket in the district after the seizure of fake currency worth Rs 10,000 from the possession of three persons on Thursday.

Police suspects they are to be a part of a major inter-state racket and have links with a major fake currency racket that has its roots spread in across Odisha and neighbouring Andhra Pradesh.

The three arrested accused – Dashmant Jena, his son Ranjan Jena of Kolnara village and Rajkumar Pani of Putasingh village were detained by the local village committee along with the fake Rs 500 denomination notes while they were trying to circulate the fake currency during the ongoing Chaitra mela at Jinjalibadi village under Chandil police limits yesterday.

All the three accused have been produced before the court while further investigation in this connection is on, said Inspector-in-charge of Chandil police station, Manoj Behera.

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