Rajkot: A husband-wife duo from Ratlam, Madhya Pradesh, was arrested in Bhuj town of Kutch with fake currency notes having a face value of nearly Rs 12 lakh on Wednesday.
The couple, Rahul Kasera and his wife Megha had even managed to purchase mobile phones, clothes and footwear from six to seven shopkeepers using the fake currency notes of Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 denominations.
But the couple’s luck ran out as few traders grew suspicious about the authenticity of the currency notes which were found to be counterfeit after through checking. The traders checked the CCTV footage and informed the police about the couple.
The cops nabbed the couple form railway station late in the night. Police seized 574 notes of Rs 2,000 with a face value of Rs 11.48 lakh and 125 notes of Rs 500 with a face value of Rs 62,500.
The couple had purchased four mobile phones worth Rs 52,000 besides clothes and footwear worth Rs 3,700 using fake notes.
The notes were printed in MP and the couple used to go to far-off places to circulate the counterfeit currency. Police also seized a car from the couple.