The Amritsar (rural) police arrested two persons, including a woman, and claimed to have recovered Rs 1.20 lakh in fake new currency (Rs 2,000 notes).
Superintendent of police (detective) Jagatpreet Singh said after getting an input that Nirmal Kaur (55), an alleged drug peddler, was carrying some fake currency, a police team was dispatched to Khaira village.
The police team spotted Nirmal Kaur and her accomplice Mehtab Singh (42) riding a motorcycle and found 30 notes of Rs 2,000 denomination each from the two, the SP said. It was found that the notes were probably reproduced using a scanner. A case has been registered against them.
The police said Nirmal Kaur’s two sons were booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and one of them is in jail.
Earlier, the Tarn Taran police had nabbed two people with some Rs 2,000 denomination fake notes. The SP said efforts were on to find where this money was to be used.