Fake currency of over Rs 4 lakh seized, three held

Jaipur: Fake currency with a face value of Rs 4.74 lakh was today seized and three people arrested from Bharatpur district in this regard, police said.

Acting on a tip off, a Special Operation Group (SOG) team nabbed Aarif (25), Rashid (50) and Rafiq (30) from a market when they were returning after receiving the currency notes from their sources, DIG (SOG) Vishal Bansal said.

"The fake notes in the denomination of Rs 500 was brought here from across the border, either from Pakistan or Bangladesh," he said, adding that the accused are being interrogated to establish the source.