Nuapada: Odisha police on Friday busted a major fake currency racket by arresting five persons from Nuapada and Kalahandi districts. 112 fake notes of Rs 100 denomination have been seized from the gang.
The racket was busted by Nuapada police after it nabbed two persons and seized nearly 45 fake notes of Rs 100 denomination following a raid at Chalanpada under Khariar police limits.
The accused- Damodar Challan and Ramaswar Bag were arrested from the spot and later tipped police about other members of the gang who were operating from Kalahandi district.
Basing on the information shared by the duo, a raid was then conducted at Chichia and Temeri villages under Golamunda police limits in Kalahandi district and three persons were subsequently arrested.
They have been identified as Bhabani Shankar Bag and Santosh Sharaff from Kalahandi district and Arabinda Bag. 67 fake notes were recovered from their possession.
Senior officials informed that a computer, five mobiles, CPU, printers, pen drive and other printing materials were seized from the raid on a computer shop at Khariar.
Meanwhile, further investigation in connection with the incident is on.