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Fake currency notes seized, two persons arrested

Kolkata: Police today arrested two persons here after seizing from them fake currency notes of the face value of Rs 76,000.

Javed Ali (30) and Iqbal Ali (28) residents of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh were arrested while they were trying to buy CDs from a shop at the Brabourne Road-India Exchange Place crossing under the Hare Street Police station limits, a senior police officer said.

“We have kept them under watch while they were trying to push through fake currency notes of Rs 2000 denomination after purchasing CDs from the shop separately,” the officer said.

On subsequent search 38 fake notes of Rs 2000 denomination were seized from them, he said.

“It was also found that they had been involved in cases of cheating people by impersonating as CBI officers, that were reported in the recent past in Posta, Burrabazar and Hare Street PS areas,” the officer said.

When produced at a city court the duo were remanded to police custody till May 18.

—PTI