One held with fake currency in Bihar

Patna, Jan 10 (IANS) A man was arrested on Sunday in Bihar’s West Champaran district for allegedly possessing fake Indian currency notes with a face value totalling Rs.4 lakh, police said.

A Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) team arrested the man from Bakhriya village in the district, which is some 230 km from Patna.

“The man, from Balua village in the district, was arrested while on his way to deliver the counterfeit notes to someone,” district police official Harishchander Thakur said.

Police refused to disclose the identity of the arrested man immediately. DRI officials were questioning the accused for information about others involved in the fake currency racket.

The fake currency notes had come from either Nepal or Bangladesh, the police official said.

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