Thirty-two fake currency notes of Rs 2000 denomination were recovered from a woman at Simaluguri in Lakhimpur district of Assam.
The police have seized the fake Rs 2,000 notes which bore the same serial number and picked up the woman for questioning. The woman claimed that she had been provided the notes by one Abhijit Das whom she had engaged to exchange demonetised currency notes in the bank.
The woman claimed that Das had offered to exchange Rs 65,000 in demonetised currency notes she was carrying to the bank and came to her residence on Thursday night along with another person and gave her Rs 65,000 exchanged notes — 32 notes in Rs 2,000 denomination and two notes in Rs 500 denomination. All notes were declared fake by the local bank officials today.
The woman had engaged with Das earlier also to exchange demonetised currency notes worth Rs 7,000 as she could not stand in queue for long. The police are now on the lookout for Das.