Detectives busted a fake currency-manufacturing factory and arrested three currency fakers, including two diploma engineers, from Kamrangirchar in the capital on Sunday morning.
A team of Gulshan Detective Branch (DB) Division also seized fake notes worth Tk 4.6 million and currency-making materials and equipment from the factory located at a residence at Nayagaon, said Mashiur Rahman, deputy commissioner (DC) of the division.The arrestees are Pias Ahmed and Imam Hossain, who completed their diploma from Barishal Polytechnic Institute, and ringleader Jibon Bepari.
The officer said they also detained a woman in this regard but she was released later as her involvement was not found.
He said Pias and Imam quit their jobs at private farms and engaged in producing fake notes for making a quick buck.
According to the officer, Jibon was earlier arrested twice for the same offences but returned to his old jobs after coming out of jail on bail. On information that Jibon set up a fake currency making factory at Bosila in Mohammadpur, they conducted a raid but did not find it there.
The police later raided a house at Kamrangirchar and found the factory.
The fake notes made by the two engineers are ‘near perfect’. None can differentiate the fake notes from real ones without a machine.The arrestees were trying to produce huge fake notes ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr.
Filing of a case is underway.