New Delhi: The Delhi Police arrested a Hizbul Muhajidin terrorist along with two accomplices for running a fake currency racket.

The accused are identified as HM terrorist Sirajuddin alias Shahid (26), Mohammed Yunus (32) and Mohammed Asif (26). The police have also recovered a fake currency making machine from their hideout besides Rs 10 lakh fake currency.

Additional Commissioner of Police K C Dwivedi said that the accused were arrested after the police got information that they were coming to meet the buyers at Khan Market with fake currency.

Following the tip-off, the New Delhi Special Staff Police arrested Sirajuddin and Mohd Yunus on the spot and recovered fake Rs 500 and Rs 100 notes denominations from their possession.

Dwivedi said that the accused were running the fake currency racket from a room in Daryaganj. Computers, printers, scanner, leaf machine, etc were also recovered from the room.

Sirajuddin, who is the leader of the gang, was earlier arrested by the police in 2005 for selling pirated CDs.

Hailing from Jammu, Yunus has connections with the Hizbul Muhajidin outfit as he used to work as a communication man on the wireless with them. He was arrested by the Jammu Police for possession of hand grenades, pistol and knife and was released in 2005.

Asif, who is a graphic designer, used to print fake notes of face value of Rs 100, 500 and 1000. They had a machine for printing the security stamp on the notes.

JPN/Bureau