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Two youths held with fake currency

Chandigarh Police arrested two youths from well-off families and recovered counterfeit currency totalling nearly Rs 20,000 from them, authorities said on Saturday.
IANS | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2010 11:36 AM IST

Chandigarh Police arrested two youths from well-off families and recovered counterfeit currency totalling nearly Rs 20,000 from them, authorities said on Saturday.

Amardeep Singh, 25, and Pargatjot Singh, 23, were arrested on Friday night. They belong to Amritsar city.

"They were walking towards Sector 42. On seeing the police, they started running, raising our suspicion," investigating officer Malkiat Singh said.

"We have recovered fake currency notes in the denomination of Rs 50 and Rs 100. They made these notes with a scanner, computer and printer. They were carrying a CPU with them.

"They say they had made fake currency only for the first time. But we will search the house in Mohali where they lived as paying guests," he said.

Amardeep, son of a businessman, had studied engineering and planned to go abroad for higher studies. Pargatjot is a son of a government school teacher and was an engineering student.

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