12 Persons Held in Fake Rice Pulling Machine Scam in Ganderbal: Police

Ganderbal: Twelve accused persons have been arrested in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district after a fake “Rice Pulling Machine” scam was busted by police besides recovering counterfeit currency of Rs 15 lakhs.
Police spokesperson said that they received information through reliable sources yesterday about some persons moving in a suspicious manner at Kijpora, behind a dumping park in the district
“On the directions of SSP Ganderbal Sandeep Gupta, a special police team was constituted under the supervision of SDPO Kangan Muzaffar Jan led by SHO Kangan Turk Zahoor. Acting swiftly, the Police party raided the spot and apprehended 12 persons who were roaming in suspicious conditions,” said the police spokesperson in a statement.
During the search of apprehended persons and vehicles used by them for commission of crime, 30 bundles of Rs 50000 each, which constitutes a total Rs 15,00,000 fake currency notes of Children Bank and total cash of Rs 56,600 (Indian currency) were recovered and seized on spot, police said.
“Moreover, It is pertinent to mention that five vehicles used in the commission of the crime have also been seized on the spot, bearing registration numbers JK15-4533 (Alto- K10), JK18B-2652 (Baleno), JK18D-3543 (Alto-K10), JK01AU-5420 (I-20) and PB01A-9585 (Etios),” they said.
In this regard, a case FIR No. 08/2024 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Kangan, with further investigation taken up.

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