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Rs 5 lakh fake currency notes seized in Kolkata, one arrested

The accused originally hails from Para village in Gonda district of Uttar Pradesh

PTI | Published 31.01.22, 06:56 PM
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A 27-year-old man from Uttar Pradesh was arrested in Kolkata after fake Indian currency notes of Rs 5 lakh were recovered from his possession, police said on Monday.

Acting on a tip-off, a team of special task force personnel of the Kolkata police apprehended the person near Babu Ghat area in central Kolkata on Sunday and seized 1,000 fake notes in the denomination of Rs 500, a senior officer said.

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The accused originally hails from Para village in Gonda district of Uttar Pradesh but has been staying at Thane in Maharashtra.

"We are interrogating him to find out his contacts in Bengal," the officer added.

Last updated on 31.01.22, 07:11 PM
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