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Two held with Rs.2 lakh in fake currency in Bihar

Patna, May 25 (IANS) Two members of a gang involved in printing fake currency were arrested on Monday in Bihar’s Patna district along with counterfeit notes with a face value of Rs.2 lakh and a printing machine, police said.

Patna senior superintendent of police Jitendra Rana said that accused Shalendra Kumar and Sudarshan Mishra were arrested after a tip-off about their activities pertaining to distribution of fake currency notes.

Rana said the accused would be interrogated for information about others involved in the racket.

Till a few years ago, counterfeit notes brought from Bangladesh were smuggled to Nepal via West Bengal and Bihar before these were pumped back into the country’s economy.

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