Thane: A person arrested final week by Thane Crime Department in reference to a faux forex racket was well-versed within the crime as he had learnt printing know-how from China and was adept in using software program accessible on-line for the aim, an official stated on Friday.
Mari Kashi Mani was arrested on August 31, he stated.
“We had arrested one Anabalagan Ganeshan Murtuvar (28) on August 29 from Thane east and seized 600 counterfeit 100- rupee notes. Murtuvar led us to Mani,” stated Senior Inspector Jairaj Ranavare from Crime Department Unit V.
“We raided Mani’s home and found laptops, printers and a lamination machine. We also found papers with a high degree of sophistication for printing fake notes. There were papers with radium wire on which RBI was printed, watermarks depicting Mahatma Gandhi,” he added.
“Mani was proficient in Corel Draw, designing, and various software. He learnt printing technology from China. He had even given 300 distinct serial numbers to the notes to make them look as authentic as possible,” he knowledgeable.
A case was registered with Kopri police towards Mani and Murtuvar for making counterfeit notes, and additional probe into the scope of the racket was underway, Ranavare added.