A special task force from Karnal and the Ambala Police has arrested two offenders with fake currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 100 denominations. The authorities recovered 19 counterfeit notes of Rs 500 and 22 counterfeit notes of Rs 100. The total value of counterfeit recovered from the offenders have a value of Rs 11,700.
In the recent past, there has been an increase in the number of (FICNs) fake Indian currency notes of not just higher denomination but also lower denominations.
The persons arrested have been identified as Baljinder Singh, a resident of Asha Singh Garden, Baldev Nagar, Ambala City and Sumit Sharma resident of Housing Board Colony, Baldev Nagar, Ambala City. Both the offenders were presented before the court which sent them to two-day police remand.
On the complaint of the police official, the Baldev Nagar Police station has registered a case against both the accused under section 489A, 489Band 489C of the Indian Penal Code.
As mentioned in the FIR the police official stated, “We were patrolling near Baldev Nagar Chowk in Ambala City. We got information and took the necessary measure to catch the culprits with the counterfeit notes.”