The Ahmedabad West Railway Police on Tuesday morning arrested a youth with fake currency of Rs1.44 crore.
The cops following a tip-off nabbed the youth, who originally hails from Rajasthan, from the AC Coach of the Rajdhani Express that had stopped at platform No5 of the station.
The youth was allegedly sent by Jodhpur resident Hansraj Bholaram, who himself was to land in Ahmedabad the same day on a flight and take delivery of the fake currency.
The cops searched the A-3 AC coach of Rajdhani Express when it stopped at Ahmedabad Railway Station at 9.15 am. The cops nabbed the youth when he alighted from the train with a trolley bag.
The youth was identified as Vikas Sharma, 31, a resident of Ajmer and cops recovered 7,240 notes of Rs2000 currency totaling Rs1.44 crore. The notes were all fake.
FSL said that the notes were a photocopy of the actual notes.
The youth told the cops that he was given the money by Jodhpur resident Hansraj Bholaram and that he was to land in Ahmedabad on a flight and collect it from him.
Apart from the fake currency, cops also recovered Rs1880 in cash, a laptop worth Rs15,000, a mobile, and several debit and credit cards among others.
Police said Vikas had been living in Kalol in Gandhinagar for some time. He has been sent for a COVID test and will soon be arrested after the results.
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