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MUMBAI, JULY 2: A racket in counterfeit Indian currency supported by the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has been exposed with the arrest of a Powai resident and three of his associates today. Rs 1.2 crore was also seized from Kishore Lalwani alias Lala alias Hubli, the occupant of the flat at 2nd Raheja Vihar.
While the police raid was underway, two of Lalwani's associates -- Salim Yakub Kara, a Pakistani national, and Gulam Khimnanai -- tried to escape but were caught in the act. The son of a Jamnagar businessman, who had come to pick up Rs 10 lakh in counterfeit notes, was also apprehended. Police refuse to divulge his name saying it could compromise their investigation.
Additional Commissioner of Police (North-West region) Rakesh Maria told Express Newsline that the quartet has confessed that the currency was supplied by ISI operatives and had been printed in the North West Province of Punjab in Pakistan.
They said underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's henchmen were also involved andhad managed to push the fake notes through their network in Dubai, Singapore and Bangkok. Notes were also routed from Karachi to Kathmandu in Nepal. Also, part of the consignment was smuggled into the country by sea via Kutch and Jamnagar in Gujarat.
Kara told investigators he himself had flown into Kathmandu with fake Indian currency worth Rs 67 lakh on May 17. Earlier, he had smuggled Rs 40 lakh into the country three months ago.