Three arrested for circulating fake Rupee bills in Theni district.
Police held up Kadhiresan from Bodinayakanur, Theni district of Tamil Nadu for depositing fake rupee bills in ATM machine. On February 6, 2018, a reputed bank's branch office had filed a complaint to Theni police station as someone had deposited Rs.42,000 in their bank's Cash Deposit Machine(CDM).
Police officials verified the CCTV footage of the bank's ATM room following the complaint. The CCTV footage had shown a person depositing maximum amount of money in the CDM. Police searched with the facial IDs recorded in the footage and arrested Kathiresan from Bodinayakanur and his friends Zahahir and Abbas, who got their nose in the crime.
In the deeper investigation the accused has convicted that they are using color xerox machines to print the Rupee notes specially 2000 and 500 Rupee bills. Police have seized Rs. 18.50 lakh fake currency and equipments they used for the printing.
Last week, another person named Ajmal Khan was arrested by Theni police department for circulating fake Rupee bills and help up Rs.2.5 lakh fake currency notes while riding his house. Five members including Ajmal Khan have been arrested by Theni police on February 5, 2018.