3 held with fake currency in TN

Coimbatore, October 31: Three persons hailing from West Bengal were arrested today with counterfeit notes having a face value of Rs 2.45 lakh from nearby Tirupur, police said.

A shop-owner alerted the police after he grew suspicious of genuineness of a Rs 1,000 note

given to him by one of the three involved in the fake currency trade, they said.

On information provided by him, police searched his house and recovered 201 fake notes in

the denomination of Rs 1,000 and 88 in the denomination of Rs 500. They also arrested two

two of his accomplices from there, police said.

The arrested — Mohammed Ashraf, Mohammed Saddam Hussain and Abdul Rahib — hail from West

Bengal and the case has been transferred to CB-CID wing of the police, they added.