Nepalis arrested with counterfeit currency in Uttar Pradesh

October 11th, 2008 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Oct 11 (IANS) A Nepali youth and his mother have been arrested after being found with counterfeit currency worth Rs.54,000 in Uttar Pradesh, police said Saturday.”The youth and his mother were arrested Friday from the Gola railway station in Lakhimpur Kheri district,” police inspector R.K. Singh told IANS on telephone. The district headquarter is about 150 km from Lucknow.

The duo have admitted they are a part of a fake currency racket that operates from the Parsa district in Nepal, he added.

Significantly, this year nearly 90 cases pertaining to fake currency worth Rs.100 million have been reported from various districts of Uttar Pradesh, police said.

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