Police recover fake currency notes, four of a family held
Jajpur: Four members of a family including three women were today arrested on charge of circulating fake currency notes after seizure of 98 fake currency notes, each with a face value of Rs 1000, from their possession, the police said.
The incident came to light after Pabitra Sahu, a grocery shop owner of Mundamala who had received one such note from one of the accused persons in lieu of grocery items, found the note was fake.
Later, the shopkeepr lodged a complaint with the police against the accused person on Monday following which the four were arrested from their house and the fake notes seized.
During interrogation, they said they had collected 120 counterfeit notes of Rs 1000 denomination from Dhanbad in Bihar and had circulated 22 of them during the last couple of days.
The four were Rama Pradhan (35), his wife Lala Pradhan (34), mother Narsa Pradhan (60) and sister Rabana Pradhan (39) of Mudamala village in Jajpur district.
The police were looking for others who were involved in the racket, the sources said.