Bhadrak: Police arrested two persons allegedly involved in printing and circulation of fake India currency notes in Bhadrak district on Saturday.
The accused persons caught red-handed have been identified as Priya Ranjan Nayak and Bijay Kumar Das.
According to reports, the accused persons of a fake currency racket operated at Nalanga area near a national highway had called up a youth belonging to Basudevpur area of the district and allured him of paying Rs 2 lakh in exchange of Rs 1 lakh cash. They told him to visit the fake currency manufacturing unit at Nalanga.
The youth approached the Basudevpur police seeking assistance. The police constituted a team of officials to bust the fake currency racket. As per their plan, a few police officials in civil dress followed the youth to the location. They caught two accused persons while making transactions.
Police seized Rs 41,200 fake currency notes, Rs 72,000 original notes, a car, three vehicle number plates and three mobile phones from possessions of the accused persons.