YouTube has made learning easy for all of us today. From cooking to DIY crafts, one can enhance their skills by taking notes from the experts on the online video-sharing platform. However, not everything posted on it is credible and fool-proof, at least not producing fake currency.
Well, these siblings tried to replicate a YouTube tutorial on how to produce counterfeit notes but were busted on their first attempt to test the notes.
According to Pune Mirror, the siblings, identified as Sunita Pradip Roy, 22, and Datta Pradip Roy, 18, took help from YouTube after their first attempt at printing the notes failed miserably. Post fine-tuning their craft, they printed 34 notes of Rs 100 at their home in Uttam Nagar and went to Gavhane Vasti vegetable market, in Bhosari to try them.
However, the vendor got suspicious and started questioning the duo. When the woman tried to escape the scene, she was caught and thrashed by the nearby women. Even though she successfully managed to flee from the spot, her brother was nabbed and handed to the cops. Sunita was also later arrested by a team of Pimpri-Chinchwad crime branch.
The siblings also confessed to the crime after which printers and paper rims worth Rs 34,210 were seized from their home. Senior police inspector Uttam Tangde said:
“While the woman lives with her husband, the brother and sister have been watching YouTube videos on making fake notes for the past two months. We are still investigating the case.”
A case has been registered under sections 489 B (dealing in counterfeit currency notes) and 34 (act committed by multiple people with common intent) of the Indian Penal Code.
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