Mumbai Crime: Mason held with fake notes with face value of Rs 2.31 lakh

Feb 14, 2018, 01:20 IST | PTI

A mason has been arrested for allegedly possessing counterfeit notes with a face value of over Rs 2.31 lakh, police said today

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A mason has been arrested for allegedly possessing counterfeit notes with a face value of over Rs 2.31 lakh, police said today. The mason, Prakash Prasa Mahato (42), was arrested by a team of Crime Branch sleuths from near a college here last evening, Inspector R V Kothmire said. Fake notes with a face value of Rs 2,31,200 were seized from him, he said.

The notes were in Rs 2,000, Rs 500 and Rs 100 denominations, the official said. Police are now finding out the source of the currency and also to whom it was to be delivered, he said.

Mahato originally hails from Hazaribagh in Jharkhand and was currently residing in the Wagle Estate locality here, police added.

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