Seizure of Rs 31 lakh fake notes in Bolangir: Accused gets rigorous imprisonment in a first-of-its-kind conviction

In Odisha, Lingaraj Behera received a rigorous imprisonment sentence for dealing in Rs 32 lakh worth of counterfeit currency. This landmark conviction under sections 489-B and 489-C of the IPC marks a significant legal precedent in the region.

Accused gets rigorous imprisonment in fake note racket

In a first-of-its-kind conviction in recent memory in Odisha, an accused has been awarded rigorous imprisonment (RI) in connection with the seizure of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) last year. The accused, identified as Lingaraj Behera of Kalahandi, has been convicted by the Court of the Asst. Sessions Judge, Titilagarh.

The Court sentenced Behera to 5 years of RI for the offence under section 489-B of the Indian Penal Code and 3 years RI for the offence under section 489-C of the Indian Penal Code along with a fine. Both the punishments will run concurrently.