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Security forces seize huge fake notes cache printed by Naxalites

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Mangaluru, June 23, 2024: Security forces found a massive stash of fake currency notes belonging to Naxalites, as well as the equipment used to make them, in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district, news agency PTI reported. According to the police, Naxalites have been allegedly utilising fake currency notes in weekly markets in the interior of the Bastar region for a long time, duping innocent tribals. Sukma SP Kiran G Chavan alleged that the Naxals were also attempting to disrupt the Indian economy with this move.

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The recovery was made on Saturday evening on a forested hill near Korajguda village in the district while a joint team of security personnel from various forces were on a search operation. The exact face value of the fake currency has not been revealed.

Personnel from the Central Reserve Police Force’s 50th battalion, District Reserve Guard (DRG), Bastar Fighters, and district force were involved in the operation, which was launched in response to information that the Konta area committee of Naxalites was printing counterfeit notes in Sukma’s Mailasur, Korajguda, and Danteshpuram areas, he said.

When they spotted security troops near Korajguda, Naxalites fled into a deep jungle, abandoning their stuff, according to the official. During a search of the location, the security officers seized a hoard of fake notes in the values of Rs 50, Rs 100, Rs 200, and Rs 500, a coloured printing machine, a black and white printer, an inverter machine, 200 bottles of ink, four printer cartridges, nine printer

Two muzzle loading rifles, a large stash of explosives, other materials, and Naxal ’uniforms’ were also recovered, according to Chavan.

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