An Indian national has landed in the soup after he forged counterfeit Nepali banknotes in exchange of the goods that he bought from a Bhimsensthan-based cosmetic shop in the Capital this afternoon.
The man, preliminary identified as Srinivas Rao (45) of the Indian state of Jharkhand, had handed over a stack of fake bills –19 in denomination of Rs 1,000 and four of Rs 500–with a face value of Rs 21,000 to the shopkeeper, said DSP Bed Bista of Metropolitan Police Sector, Janasewa.
With the help of locals, the shopkeeper then detained the man at around 2:30 pm, and handed over to the police.
The suspect has been kept at the Bishal Bazaar-based Janasewa.
Police confiscated some Indian currencies in different denominations in his possession. The Indian bills have been sent to check whether they are counterfeit, according to DSP Bista.