Kathmandu: With the arrest of three
persons, including an Indian, Nepalese police on Friday claimed to
have busted a fake Indian currency racket in the country.
Police have arrested Mohammad Rafiq, 58, a Bangladeshi
citizen, Arjun Kumar Gupta, 30, a resident of Bihar and Raja
Maharjan, a resident of Kathmandu from the outskirts of the
Nepalese capital in connection with the racket.
Indian fake currency notes with the face value of Rs
2.9 million in Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 denominations were seized
from them, police said.
Rafiq had arrived in Kathmandu yesterday by Etihad
Airways from the UAE and the police followed him on the basis
of a tip off and caught all the three persons red-handed.