Fake currency recovered from Uttar Pradesh village

September 15th, 2008 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Sep 14 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh police Sunday evening arrested two people from a village in Siddharthnagar district and recovered fake currency notes nominally worth Rs.575,000 from them.This is the second major fake currency haul after a racket surfaced in the State Bank branch of the neighbouring town of Domariyaganj with the arrest of its cashier Sudhakar Tripathi July 29.

Identified as Zaquir and Mamta Sahi, the accused are natives of Motihari district of Bihar, the police said, adding that they are suspected to be working along with Tripathi and his partner in crime, Abid Shekh.

“They have been arrested from Bhalua village. Two of their associates, Surendra and Ramesh, managed to escape during the raid,” Siddharthnagar superintendent of police Anil Das told IANS on telephone.

The two accused were being interrogated, police said.

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