Gurgaon police on Tuesday arrested two men for using fake currency notes in the denomination of Rs 100 to pay their bill at a restaurant. Both the accused are from Punjab. DT mega Mall on Golf Course Road.
The incident took place at DT Mega Mall on Golf Course Road.
Police said Sonu Sauda, manager of Enjoy Club, the restaurant, lodged a complaint with the Gurgaon police on Tuesday saying that three men paid Rs 5,100 in fake notes to settle a bill of Rs 8,900.
The accused were identified as Kaptan Singh, Bittu and Romi Singh of Gurdaspur and Amritsar in Punjab. While two were arrested, Bittu managed to give cops the slip. He is still reported on the run.
Police said the restaurant owner realised that the currency was fake and asked the trio to make the payment using some other mode of transaction.
Sensing that their ploy to hoodwink the restaurant owner failed, one of the accused said there was more money lying in car and he would fetch it. However, he bolted after stepping out of the eatery. The restaurant authorities then caught hold of the other two and handed them over to the police.
ASI Rajesh, the investigating officer, said they are probing the incident and are trying to find out from where they got the fake currency.
Kaptan Singh had been living in a rented place in Daulatabad for the last two years. A police team will soon leave for Punjab to look for the source of the fake notes.
The duo was produced before a city court and remanded to police custody for three days.