Sat, 13 Apr 2013 15:15:00 GMT | By PTI

Fake notes: ATS takes headmaster on transit remand

A headmaster of a school in Pakur district in Jharkhand was taken on transit remand by the ATS in connection with a fake currency case registered in Gujarat


Fake notes: ATS takes headmaster on transit remand (© Reuters)

Pakur: A team of Anti-terrorism Squad (ATS) on Friday took the headmaster of a school in Pakur district in Jharkhand on transit remand in connection with a fake currency case that was registered in Gujarat five years ago. Mohammad Zaheer-ud-din Ansari, the headmaster of Hitesh Nagar Upgraded Middle School in the district, was produced before the chief judicial magistrate by the ATS.

ATS sub-inspector AS Patel told reporters here that the court has allowed the ATS to take him on six days transit remand. Ansari was handed over by the Pakur police after his arrest in connection with the fake currency case, he added.

Patel said a case was registered in Gujarat in 2008 against two persons, including Ansari, under IPC sections 489 A, B, C (counterfeiting currency notes or bank notes and possession of forged or counterfeit currency notes or bank notes) and 120b (concealing a design to commit an offence punishable with imprisonment).

The police officer said that investigations revealed that Ansari and the other person, whose name he refused to divulge, were found in possession of 118 counterfeit notes, each having a face value of Rs 500. Ansari had then managed to escape.

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