Two arrested in Madhya Pradesh for printing fake Rs 2,000 notes

The fake currency amounting to Rs two lakh has been seized from their possession.

Two arrested in Madhya Pradesh for printing fake Rs 2,000 notes

Two persons got arrested for printing fake Rs 2,000 new notes in Chhatarpur’s Lavkushnagar, Madhya Pradesh.

According to police, the accused were printing the notes with the help of a colour printer. The fake currency amounting to Rs two lakh has been seized from their possession.

Yesterday, a Badlapur man had been arrested for carrying fake currency notes of the new Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 notes. The amount recovered from Ajay Pujari was Rs 6,500 including nine Rs 500 notes and one Rs 2,000 note.

"Our team had specific information that a person with the fake currency was at Yatri Hotel in Badlapur (East)," said inspector Gautam Kamble of the Badlapur (East) police station. Acting on it, the police laid a trap and nabbed Pujari. An officer said the fake notes look almost like originals and only close inspection gives them away.

This comes in the wake of demonetisation of high-value currency notes on November 8. Since then, there have been many raids and seizure of cash and gold from across the nation.