Youth held with counterfeit notes

Published on Aug 26 2009 // Main News

Damak, August 26: Police arrested Prem Bista of Beldangi-I camp, Sector A-1/82 along with a local resident, Bibek Limbu, of Damak-3 for counterfeiting Nepali 1000 rupee note. 

Bibek Limbu (right) and Prem Bista with seized weapons and fake notes

Bibek Limbu (left) and Prem Bista with seized weapons and fake notes Photo: Tikaram, Damak

Damak police in Jhapa district made the duo public yesterday with a pistol, bullets, knife and some counterfeit notes.
Police arrested them from a hotel at Damak after following information provided by a local of Butabari in Jhapa where they were able to use some forged notes.

The police also apprehended a local car owned by Chandra Thapa. They used the car for their counterfeit business, according to police Inspector Nabin Karki.

Karki also informed that the masterminds of counterfeit business, Ashok Rai and Buddhi Kerong, have been at large.
Both Bista and Limbu admitted that such fake notes are printed at Siliguri. They purchase such notes from there and spread to various places in Nepal, according to Inspector Karki.

Armed Police Force deployed in camps has cautioned exiled Bhutanese regarding note counterfeiting during the upcoming Dashara and Tihar festivals.

By Arjun Pradhan