Government railway police (GRP) on Tuesday claimed that they have arrested a proclaimed offender facing trial for cheating and possessing counterfeit currency.
ASI Devinder Pal Singh said that Jalandhar resident Mukesh Gupta had absconded on January 10 while he was out on bail. He was traced in Kapurthala jail by a GRP team, the ASI said.
Gupta was brought on transit remand and produced in a court, which has sent him in judicial custody.
Police said that three persons were arrested in 2012 for possessing fake currency of Rs. 2 lakh. Of this money, Rs. 45,000 were recovered from Mukesh. He was booked under sections 420 (cheating) and 489-C (possession of forged and counterfeit currency notes) of the Indian Penal Code.
Police said that a court had awarded a three-year sentence each the other two involved in the counterfeit currency case, while the sentence for Mukesh would be announced on Monday.
The ASI said that during investigation it was found that Gupta was facing trail in two similar cases in Jalandhar.