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Two held for circulating fake currency in TN

Press Trust of India  |  Ambur(TN) 

: Two people, including a functionary of AMMK, have been arrested here for allegedly circulating colour photocopies of Rs 2,000 notes, police said Monday.

(28) had given a fake Rs 2,000 note to buy a cigarette packet from a shop here, about 185 km from Chennai, the police said.

On suspicion that the note was a counterfeit one, the shopowner raised an alarm and the local people caught Hussain and handed him over to police.

Inquiries revealed that Hussain had procured the note from Alexander, a functionary of TTV Dhinakaran-led Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam, and had circulated it on a commission basis, police said.

and Hussain were both arrested and remanded in judicial custody, they said.

had allegedly used a colour photocopying machine toproduce the fake notes, they said.

The two had so far circulated such notes with a total face value of Rs 40,000 in the nearby Vaniyambadi market area, the police said.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 15:40 IST