Rawalpindi: CIA raids fake currency den
RAWALPINDI: The Crime Investigation Agency (CIA), Rawalpindi, in a midnight operation, conducted a raid on a den and recovered special paper used for making currency notes, chemicals, different kinds of inks with entire mechanism for printing fake currency notes of various values, police said. The fake currency notes press was being run by some influential people at Syed Kasran, falling in the jurisdiction of Jatli Police Station, in connivance with police, locals claimed.
They said that the residents of the area lodged complaints with the police station several times during last six months and tried to inform police about the illegal business being run by the mafia, but police didn’t lend their ears to them. They said that they finally contacted the regional police officer (RPO) and informed him about the malpractice.
Police said that the RPO, referring the case to SP (CIA) Wasi Hayat, asked him for the breakthrough within three days. The SP (CIA) constituted a team, headed by Assistant Sub–Inspector (ASI) Gul Taj and Raja Nadeem, and asked it to collect evidence from the den.
Police said that police commandoes were included in the team to strengthen and conduct the operation. The team raided the den at midnight after getting green signal from police spies that the people running the business were present in the den. Police arrested Samar Shah and Shajar Shah with their accomplices and recovered 10 machines, 15 bundles of special paper with chemicals used in printing fake currency notes.
During the operation, the raiding team also recovered a huge cache of narcotics, liquor and firearms from the den, police said. They added that the operation was kept secret to ensure its success.
In another raid on the TMA quarters in front of Government Gordon College, Liaquat Road, the same night, the CIA team, led by ASI Gul Taj, recovered liquor, narcotics and firearms, and arrested three men identified as Sohail, Nazar Masih and Sunny.