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Man held with Rs 1.3 lakh in fake 2,000-rupee notes in Sangrur

He had bought the fake currency for an amount of Rs 50,000.

punjab Updated: Feb 01, 2018 20:54 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Sangrur
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A man was arrested with Rs 1.32 lakh in fake currency notes of 2,000 denomination that he had bought for Rs 50,000 from a Moga resident, who managed to escape, in Punjab’s Sangrur on Thursday, said senior superintendent of police Mandeep Singh Sidhu.

“Acting on a tip-off, our team arrested Lakhbir Singh alias Lakha, from Manki, on the outskirts of Khurd village near Malerkotla, after he received the fake currency from Bhupinder Singh alias Bhinder, a resident of Bilaspur in Moga,” Sidhu said at a press briefing.

Lakha had recently sold his livestock and contacted Bhinder, who is running a racket for “a long time”, to buy the fake currency, said the SSP. Both were booked under sections 489B and 489C (use or possession of forged currency) besides 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code.

In another case, the SSP said, two men were arrested near Ghaggar river in Moonak when they were carrying 13,200 intoxicant tablets that they had brought from Haryana. “We seized 7,200 Alprajol and 6,000 Alprasafe tablets. Initial investigation says they bought these from a medical store.” The two are Shamsher Singh alias Shera of Chaku Ladana and Inder Singh of Padla, in Haryana. They were booked under the NDPS Act.

First Published: Feb 01, 2018 20:52 IST