Kathmandu, 12 February (HS). Police arrested an Indian national with fake Nepali currency worth Rs 2 crore on Monday morning. His associate absconded. Fake notes were being brought in a vehicle with Indian number plates.
This recovery took place when during regular checking on the highway, the police recovered fake rupees worth Rs 2 crore kept in a sack while checking a Scorpio vehicle with Indian number plate. Sunsari district police SP Vipin Regmi said that all the fake notes are of one thousand rupees. It was recovered during checking on the bridge near Inarwa in the district.
According to the police, the vehicle in which fake currency was recovered is from Bihar. Police have arrested its driver Mohammad Syed (22) and are interrogating him. Police said that his associate who was present in the vehicle managed to escape and is being searched.
SP Regmi said that the way fake Nepali notes are being caught these days, it is similar to the Indian fake currency trade in Nepal at one time. After interrogating the arrested driver, the SP expressed apprehension that the same gang which was active in the business of fake Indian notes till yesterday, is now active in the business of fake Nepali notes. He said that this is the first time that fake Nepali notes have been seized on such a large scale.