In a swoop down operation Thursday, Bhuj police arrested five people and seized 1,700 counterfeit currency notes of various denominations and 115 fake gold biscuits. The accused have been booked under IPC 489A and 489C for possession of counterfeit currency, 406 for criminal breach of trust and 420 for fraud.
The five accused were identified as Dilawar Kakkal, Haji Kakkal, Akbar Sumra, Javed Baloch and Ameena Kakkal, all residents of Bhuj town.
According to the police, the raid was acting on a tip-off. “The accused were mixing counterfeit currency notes and children’s banknotes along with real currency notes to cheat people. They were also selling brass biscuits painted as golden as gold biscuits. A raid was conducted and we have recovered 1,700 counterfeit notes of different denominations such as Rs 100, 200 and 2,000 along with 115 fake biscuits, and weapons such as knives and swords from the house,” said a senior police official in local crime branch, Kutch Bhuj.
“There were seven accused in the house among whom two managed to escape during the raid by assaulting police officials. We have also lodged sections of assaulting police personnel on duty in an FIR lodged against them,” the official said.