Pydhonie police arrest 2 men for trying to deposit fake Rs 1,000 notes in PMC bank

Pydhonie police arrest 2 men for trying to deposit fake Rs 1,000 notes in PMC bank
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Pydhonie police arrested two people for trying to deposit Rs 93,000 in fake currency notes in Punjab & Maharashtra Co-Operative (PMC) Bank last week.

According to an official from Pydhonie police, one of the accused visited the bank on Friday to deposit Rs 93,000 in fake currency notes (93 notes of Rs 1,000) at the bank’s Carnac Bunder branch.

Despite the rush, the cashier who was handed over the amount was quick to identify the fake notes. However, before he could notify the security personnel, the accused fled from the branch.

Following the incident, the bank manager filed a complaint with Pydhonie police station.

“He gave me the deposit slip with the fake rupee notes. As the amount was above Rs 50,000, I asked him for a PAN card copy which he handed over hesitantly. When I started counting the currency, I got the feeling that something was wrong. So I used the scanner to verify its authenticity,” the cashier told police in his statement.

During investigation, cops checked the CCTV footage and were able to identify the accused as Shivaji Pawar (51). Incidentally, Pawar was a PMC bank account holder, which made it easy for the cops to trace him.

Pawar, a Bombay Port trust employee, was nabbed by officials from his residence in Thane by Friday evening.

During questioning, he revealed that he received the fake currency from Prabhunath Goyal (34), who was subsequently arrested from Chembur.

Officials are currency trying to ascertain how Goyal got his hands on the fake notes.

Meanwhile, both accused under sections 489, 489 (B) (C) (tampering with property mark with intent to cause injury) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.

The duo have been remanded to police custody till November 24.

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