Fake Indian currency notes (FICN) of a face value of Rs 70,000 were recovered by police in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district on Thursday.
Vivek Kumar , Muzaffarpur senior superintendent of police, said that fake notes in the denomination in Rs 100, Rs 50 and Rs 20 were recovered from a shop at Berai village in Hathaudi police station area of the district late on Thursday night. However, shop owner Raja Sah managed an escape.
He also added that the recovered fake notes were duplicates of original notes and lacked security features.
The officer also said that the accused had scanned the original notes and printed them on a high-quality paper. The police had also recovered a high definition printer and scanner from the shop.
“This is the first recovery of FICN from north Bihar post demonetisation,” Kumar claimed.
Kumar said that following a tip-off, the police team had conducted the raid.
According to the police, the accused Raja Sah, his brother, Phul Sah and father, Vinod Sah were also involved in illegal trade of liquor, which is banned in Bihar.
“Raja and his father were earlier arrested for selling liquor after the imposition of prohibition. But, they were alter enlarged on bail,” he said.