Surat Police Bust Fake Note Factory in Limbayat

Three Arrested, Fake Currency Worth ₹9.32 Lakh Seized

Surat Police Bust Fake Note Factory in Limbayat

Surat - On Tuesday, the Special Operation Group (SOG) of Surat Police raided a factory in Limbayat, busting an operation manufacturing fake currency notes. The police arrested three individuals, including the main accused, and seized fake notes worth ₹9.32 lakh in denominations of ₹500 and ₹200, along with equipment used for printing.

During the raid, the police also discovered a microphone labeled of a local TV News Channel and an ID card for local weekly newspaper, which the accused allegedly used to impersonate news personnel and deceive people.

The arrested individuals have been identified as Limbayat resident Firoz Supdu Shah (46), Babulal Gangaram Kapasia (41), and Safiqkhan Ismail Khan (53). Firoz Shah, the main accused, was previously arrested in 2015 for a similar fake currency case in Jharkhand. After being released on bail, he relocated to Surat, where he began working as a land broker and money lender.

During interrogation, Firoz Shah revealed that he started printing fake notes two months ago to cover ₹5 lakh needed for a relative's eye operation. The group sourced paper and ink from Madhya Pradesh for their operation.

The police have registered a case against the accused under sections 489, 420, and 120B of the Indian Penal Code. This incident highlights the growing issue of fake currency in the district, prompting police to urge citizens to report any suspicious notes immediately.

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