Pak nationals nabbed in Nepal with fake Indian currency

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 19:50

Kathmandu: Fake Indian currency notes with a face value of over Rs 47 lakhs were seized from two Pakistani nationals arrested from Tribhuvan International Airport here after they landed from Pakistan on a PIA flight.

Danish Isha, 22, and his 47-year-old mother Julikha Banu were arrested with the fake Indian currency, from the arrival lounge of the Kathmandu airport yesterday, according to Senior Superintendent of Police, Hemanta Bahadur Pal.

The police arrested them as soon as they arrived on the Pakistan International Airlines flight at 3.15 pm, the senior police official said.

The police seized over Rs 47 lakhs in denominations of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 from the Pakistani mother and son duo.

The fake bank notes were camouflaged inside the belts they were wearing, the police said.
The final destination of the fake currency was India but it is not yet clear to whom they were going to hand over the money in Kathmandu, SSP Pal said, adding, police are carrying out further investigation into the matter.
Nepal has been a major hub for fake Indian currency dealers and most of the fake bank notes come from Pakistan, according to the police.


First Published: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 19:50
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