Bhubaneswar: A youth was arrested in Odisha on charges of circulating counterfeits of newly-released Rs 2,000 notes, said police on Tuesday.
Madhusudan Meher of Jharsuguda was arrested while he was trying to use the fake bills at a petrol pump in Sunarimunda.
The employee of a Maruti filling station at Sunarimunda suspected the bills and reported the matter to the owner who then alerted the police.
"The currency is a colour photocopy of an original Rs 2,000 note. A case was registered and an investigation is on," said Sub-divisional Police Officer (SDPO) of Jharsuguda, Bijay Nanda.
Meher works as an engineer in a steel company.
Earlier, the police had arrested another youth in Khurdha district while depositing counterfeit currencies worth Rs 42,000 at a bank.