Gaisilet Police on Friday busted a fake currency racket and arrested four persons. The police have seized fake currency notes of ` 100 denomination worth ` 49,000 from the spot besides materials and equipment used to print the fake currency notes.
The accused persons have been identified as Biswapati Sahu of Kendubhata, Pabitra Bag of Sargipali, Subharanjan Tripathy and his brother Jyotiranjan Tripathy of Firingimal, all belonging to Padampur sub-division of the district.
Briefing media here on Saturday, Padampur SDPO Parul Gupta said the police had information about circulation of fake notes in Gaisilet area.
“We conducted a raid in Kendubhata area under Gaisilet police limits and arrested Biswapati Sahu with some fake notes,” she said.
During interrogation, Biswapati revealed that they were printing fake notes at Ria Computers in Khairpali. Subsequently, the computer centre was raided and other three persons involved in the racket arrested, she said.
Apart from the fake notes, police also seized two computer sets, scanner, printer, four mobile sets and a bike from them. They had also stolen the computer sets from Barpali area of the district while the bike was from Bargarh. All the accused have been forwarded to court on Saturday.