NAGAON, Aug 25 - In a joint venture last night, Nagaon Samaguri and Sadar police led by Additional Superintendent of Police (HQ) Rosie Kalita seized a sophisticated fake currency printing machine and also arrested six persons from Gendhali-Bebejia, Sonaibali and Amoni areas respectively under Samaguri police station.
Police subsequently also recovered some bundles of fake Indian currency of 500 rupee notes aggregating to around Rs 12 lakh from their possession.
According to sources, the arrested persons have been identified as Khirud Burhagohain, Mohim Gogoi of Gendhali-Bebejia, Kamal Uddin of Sonaibali, Suroj Ali, Rashid Ali and Billal Hussain of North Lakhimpur district.
Sources said here this evening that Nagaon Police had information about the existence of a sophisticated fake currency printing unit at Gendhali-Bebejia village, following which the police led by ASP, Kalita on Saturday night launched a special drive.
During the drive, police picked up Khirud Burhagohain and on basis of his statement, it later arrested Mohim Gogoi and Kamal Uddin. Meanwhile, the same unit of police subsequently arrested the other three persons of Lakhimpur district from a hotel at Amoni area where they were taking shelter. The police has registered a case at Samaguri police station in this regard and started further investigation to find out details of the entire incident.