Fake Rs 2000 Notes? 4 Men in Bengaluru Pass off Photocopied Notes as Real

A cashier displays the new 2000 Indian rupee banknotes inside a bank in Jammu, India November 15, 2016. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta. (Representational image)

December 22, 2016: Four men in Bengaluru made fake 2,000-rupee notes and used them in several shops. Though their fake note trick lasted only for four days and they got arrested on Wednesday.

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They used a copier and glitter pen to make those 2,000-rupee notes and successfully used those fake notes in eight liquor shops.

According to NDTV report, senior police officer MN Anuchet said, “Shashank and Madhu Kumar copied the new 2,000 rupee denomination note in their friend’s Xerox shop. Then they had cut the paper according to size. They used a glitter pen to give that green tinge.”

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At a friend’s shop, they made a photocopy, and started off with 25 fake 2000rs notes.

Two other friends, Kiran Kumar and Nagaraj, were also in the plan. They and two other friends of theirs Kiran Kumar and Nagaraj were caught when a shopkeeper suspected that the note they handed was fake.

Mr Anuchet said, “We have recovered eight notes. Investigations are on and we will probably recover all 25 notes.”

One of the accused men worked in a mobile shop, one drives an auto and another is a mechanic.

Two of the accused men have diplomas from the Industrial Training Institute(ITI)

The police officer said that the notes looked quite real in the first instance.

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“It looks quite genuine in the first instance. Only the paper feels different… and if you are aware of other safety features,” said the police officer.

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