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Drug peddler from Hinjewadi arrested in phony Indian currency racket: Police



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Pimpri-Chinchwad Police have arrested an alleged drug peddler hailing from West Bengal, who was reportedly found in the possession of faux Indian forex notes (FICN) amounting to Rs 2 lakh and cannabis well worth Rs 1.54 lakh.

The accused has been discovered as Sanjay alias Bhola Vishwanath Roy (50), a resident of Hinjewadi. Law enforcement Sub-Inspector Prasanna Jarhad from the Crime Branch of Pimpri-Chinchwad Police has lodged a 1st information report (FIR) in this regard at Hinjewadi police station. Roy has been booked below part 489 (a) of the Indian Penal Code and related sections of the Narcotics, Medicines and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.

Law enforcement mentioned that Roy was arrested from Bodkewadi location in Hinjewadi all around 3.20 pm on Tuesday. Throughout the class of the investigation, police recovered FICN amounting to Rs 2,00,150, 6.165 kg of cannabis well worth Rs 1,54,125 and income amounting to Rs 9 lakh. Police have also seized a two-wheeler really worth Rs 50,000 from the accused.

Police claimed that Roy was carrying FICN in the denominations of Rs 2000, Rs 500, Rs 200, Rs 100 and Rs 50. Senior Law enforcement Inspector Balaji Sontakke mentioned, “So considerably, probe has discovered that the accused got the FICN from an operative in Malda district in West Bengal. He was earlier arrested in relationship with a narcotics circumstance. He is a indigenous of West Bengal, but has residing here for about 15 years. Even further investigation to identify and arrest the people who gave FICN to Roy is on.”

In accordance to law enforcement, Malda in West Bengal is recognized for FICN rackets.

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