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Fake currency recovered, racket busted in Assam

IANS | Guwahati |

Police on Monday recovered fake currency notes with a face value of nearly Rs 3 lakh and busted a racket in producing counterfeit currencies.

Police said the seizure was made following a raid by them at a house in Hatigaon area of the city.

“A printer, fake currencies amounting to Rs 3 lakh, scanner, printer, 17 colour cartridges, colours and other material were recovered from the house,” a senior official said.

Three accused — identified as Jainal Ahmed (45), Azmal Hoque (31) and Jiabuddin Lashkar (30) — however, managed to escape.

“The accused were staying in the house on rent. Efforts are on to trace and book them,” the police said, adding that the fake currencies were in Rs. 2,000, Rs. 500 and Rs. 200 denominations.