STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Additional Sessions Judge Jammu on Saturday acquitted Rishi Kumar alias Rajeev, son of Sat Pal Sharma, resident of H. No.787, Subash Nagar, Jammu, who was facing trial in fake currency notes case. According to prosecution case, SHO Bakshi Nagar Inspector Arvind Sambyal on January 24, 2009 recovered 21 fake/counterfeit currency notes of rupee one hundred denominations amounting to Rs. 2100 from the possession of one Rishi Kumar alias Rajeev, son of Sat Pal Sharma, resident of H. No.787, Subash Nagar Jammu during Naka checking at Bakshi Nagar Pulli. The aforesaid youth came there from Akhnoor side on a bike bearing No. JK02P-3134. The aforesaid person has kept the fake/counterfeit currency notes for deceiving the general public which prima facie constitutes the commission of offences under Sections 489-C and 420 RPC. After hearing Advocate Kousal Parihar appearing for the accused person, the court observed that there are glaring contradictions between the statements of prosecution witnesses. “There are also glaring contractions about the disclosure statement made by the accused and recovery of the seized machine and other material from the house of the accused on the alleged disclosure statement made by the accused”, the court held adding that recovery memo pertaining to recovery and seizure of machine and other material from the house of the accused are also doubtful. With these observations, the court held that the accused is entitled to the benefit of doubt and accordingly dismissed the Challan and acquitted the accused.
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