Mumbai: Currency notes worth ₹ 5 lakh were taken from the Currency Note Press (CNP) in Maharashtra’s Nashik in the course of the most recent five months by unidentified people, the police said Tuesday. The Currency Note Press in Nashik prints banknotes for the Government of India.
Unidentified people have taken cash notes worth ₹ 5 lakh in divisions of ₹ 500 between February 12 and July 12, 2021, a police official said citing the FIR stopped by the director of the India Security Press.
India Security Press is probably the most established unit of Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India (SPMCIL) which manages the printing of assorted security items. It is the lone association in the country that prints identifications and other travel records for the Government of India. It is occupied with the creation and printing of different security items, including postage stamps, postcards, inland letters, envelopes, non-postal glues, non-legal stamps, and income stamps among others.
“The administration of the press had started an interior request when they understood that the cash notes disappeared during the most recent five months and moved toward the police,” he said.
A FIR was enrolled under important segments of the Indian Penal Code for “robbery in staying house” and “hiding, house-trespass or house-breaking to submit offenses culpable with detainment”, he said, adding that an examination is in progress.