MOHALI, 1 Dec: All the claims made by the central government post demonetisation that the new Rs 2000 notes can not be replicated, went down after three men were arrested in Mohali on Wednesday with fake Rs. 2,000 currency notes with a face value of Rs. 42 lakh.
The question here arises that the government made so-called statements that the new Rs 2000 currency is equipped with latest features which not be duplicated.
But these three men keeping aside all the so called claims managed to get succeed in their dirty tricks to dupe people.
An MBA student and her cousin were among the three persons who are arrested.
The trio – Vishakha Verma of Kapurthala, who is perusing MBA from Manipur, her B Tech cousin Abhinav Verma from Dhakoli in Zirakpur and their property dealer friend Suman Nagpal of Ludhiana – were caught in an Audi car with illegal red beacon atop. Two of their accomplices are still at large, Mohali SP Parminder Singh Bhandal said.
Soon after the Prime Minister’s November 8 announcement to withdraw legal tender of old notes the accused had started printing fake Rs. 2,000 notes.
The Police informed that the recovered fake notes were of fine quality and bear close resemblance to the original Rs. 2,000 notes.
“With red beacon atop the luxury car, the accused were on their way to dupe a gullible customer when on a tip-off, we intercepted them near Bakarpur village,” the SP said.
Initial investigations revealed that the Ludhiana-based property dealer used to look for the gullible persons, interested in exchanging banned currency notes of Rs. 500 and 1,000, by charging 30 per cent of the total amount.
“After striking a deal, they would give the victims fake currency notes in return,” the investigators said.
A case has been registered under Sections 420, 489-A, B, C, D and 120-B against the accused, who were sent to one-day police remand by a local court.