Haryana Police on Sunday arrested a BTech student on charges of possessing and using fake currency. On conducting a raid at his residence in Karnal,the police recovered fake currency worth Rs 2 lakh. He will be produced in court on Monday and the police will seek his custody for further interrogation and source of fake currency.
On April 5,the Karnal police had registered a case against two unidentified people on a complaint lodged by Sunny,owner of a jewelery shop in Sarafa market. The complainant alleged that two people came to his shop on April 5 morning and gave him Rs 30,000 (30 currency notes of Rs 1,000 denomination) to purchase 10-gm gold. When Sunny checked the notes,all were found to be fake. The accused pushed him and fled with the gold, the police said.
Karnal police crime branch on Sunday nabbed a student of a Kurukshetra-based engineering college,Rajesh (22). He was nabbed from Karnals railway station. During preliminary interrogation,he told the police that he had brought Rs 4.3 lakh worth fake currency,about two months ago. His house was raided by the police,from where fake currency worth Rs 2 lakh was recovered.
We have to question Rajesh about the source of fake currency and whereabouts of his accomplices, said Sub-Inspector Virender Singh,Crime Branch in-charge,Karnal.