A Special Operations Group detained a 25-year-old college student on Sunday for printing fake currency note at his Surendranagar home, according to officials. The accused admitted to the police that the Shahid Kapoor-starring OTT series “Farzi” served as his inspiration.
As per the FIR filed at the Wadhwan Police Station, inputs were received that fake currency was being printed at a house in the Surendranagar area.
Based on the information, searches were conducted at the home of the accused, identified as Rahul Valodara (Valmiki).
“A laptop, printer, A4-sized sheets, and a laptop bag were found at his house. The laptop was connected to the printer, and in a folder on the laptop, a photo of a fake note was also found. In the laptop bag, cash worth Rs. 4,320 was found,” stated the FIR.
A total of 134 notes in denominations of Rs 100 were also recovered that were found to be fake. Rahul confessed to the police that he printed fake notes, officials said. The cash recovered in the bag was given in lieu of the fake currency, he said.
Later, the SOG was called to seize the evidence, cash, and fake notes.
The accused was charged with forging or possessing instruments or materials for forging or counterfeiting currency notes or banknotes under IPC sections 489D, 489C, and 489A (counterfeiting currency notes or banknotes), respectively.