Jharkhand man pushes fake Nepali notes to buy cosmetics

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.

Source: THT