The Central Bureau of Investigation arrested an absconding accused in connection with a fake currency case.
The accused was booked by CBI in 2012 for supplying fake currency. (Photo: PTI)
Seven years after running away from the country, the Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested an absconding accused in connection with a fake currency case. He was arrested moments after he was deported from Bangkok.
Kuldeep Singh Dua, a resident of Punjab’s Navashar district, was booked by the CBI on September 9, 2012, for supplying fake currency to one Kulwant Rai who was intercepted by the Customs Department at Delhi International Airport.
The agency had filed a case against Kulwant Rai and Kuldeep Singh Dua for possession of counterfeit currency to the tune of Rs 6.01 lakh on the complaint of Customs Department, New Delhi.
The Customs (Preventive) Department had intercepted Kulwant Rai, who was coming from Bangkok, at the IGI Airport in Delhi with Rs 6.01 lakh counterfeit currency on September 11, 2012.
Sources revealed that Kulwant was passing through Customs when one of the security personnel noticed a bulge in his socks. During his search, six bundles of Rs 500 denomination and three of Rs 1,000 denomination were found.
“During the investigation, Kulwant Rai had named Kuldeep Singh Dua as the person who handed over him the fake currency to carry the same in India,” said a source. Kuldeep had asked Kulwant to handover the money to another person.
After investigation, a chargesheet was filed against Kulwant Rai before a Delhi court. However, Kuldeep Singh Dua remained absconding for almost seven years. The investigative agencies were in touch with Bangkok authorities for Kuldeep’s deportation and a Look-Out-Circular (LOC) was issued against him.
After Kuldeep’s deportation from Bangkok, he was arrested by the CBI as soon as he landed on Indian soil. He was produced before the designated court in Delhi where he has been remanded to judicial custody.
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