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Iranian national held for trying to exchange fake notes

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 16:05

Chennai: An Iranian woman was arrested on Tuesday
for allegedly trying to exchange fake Indian currency notes at
a shopping mall here, police said.
62-year-old Mortazavi Asraf was taken into custody after
a retailer from whom she bought some clothes informed the
police about the notes.
A total of 46 fake notes with a face value of Rs 23,000
were recovered from her possession, police said adding she had
come to Chennai early this month to undergo Yoga and
meditation classes at an Ashram here.

Police are ascertaining the source of the currency notes.

Last week, five persons from Jharkhand and West Bengal
were arrested in the city for possessing fake currency notes
and a Crime Branch-CID team had also arrested the key accused
from Jharkhand.


First Published: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 16:05
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