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Fake currency racket busted; one arrested

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

The city police today busted a fake currency racket with the arrest of a man from the railway station here.

"The accused, Rajkishore Tudu, was arrested from Bhubaneswar railway station when he was returning from Chennai," Police Commissioner Y B Khurania said.

Tudu, a resident of Bangiriposi in Mayurbhanj district, had been named in a fake currency seizure case by two persons who were earlier held on similar charges, Khurania said.

"On sustained interrogation Tudu informed that he was taught by Phagu, the art of making fake currency notes. Phagu also supplied him counterfeit notes of the face value of Rs 16,500," the officer said.

The case came to light on March 9 after a college student was held for possessing fake notes. As many as 32 fake currency notes of Rs 500 denomination was seized from him.

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First Published: Tue, March 21 2017. 17:07 IST