Fake currency notes of over Rs 2 lakh face value seized in Odisha

Bargarh: The Special Task Force (STF) of the Odisha Crime Branch today seized fake currency notes having face value of Rs 2,00,600 in Odisha’s Bargarh district and arrested as many as three persons in this connection.

According to reports, officers of the STF detained the accused trio at Bhatli chhak in the district over their alleged involvement in circulating the counterfeit currency notes. Later, 288 fake currency notes in denominations of Rs 500, 233 notes in denominations of Rs 200 and 100 notes in denominations of Rs 100 were seized from their possession.

A case in this regard has been registered at the Bargarh Sadar police station. While two of the accused are residents of Bargarh, another one hails from Chhattisgarh, police sources said, adding that efforts were on to ascertain the origin of the notes.

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