BHUBANESWAR: A youth was arrested by Odisha police when he was trying to deposit fake currency notes at a bank at Khurda town, near Bhubaneswar, amid the rush of customers depositing money following the demonetisation of high-value currency notes.
Sumit Kumar Tudu, a resident of Kendrapara district, was trying to deposit R
2.5 lakh at the SBI branch at Khurda town, around 25 km from Bhubaneswar.
“We found fake currency notes of Rs.
47,000 face value in the bundle,” SBI in-charge, Khurda, Deba Prasad Kanhar said, adding that the bank authorities have informed the police about the incident.
Forty-two of the fake currency notes being deposited by Mr Tudu had a face value of R
1,000 each and 10 notes had a face value of R
500 each, police said.
The youth claimed to be the son of a bank officer and reportedly told the police that the money belonged to his father and that he was told to deposit the amount in his father’s account.
Police have registered a case under sections 489A, B, C and other sections of the IPC. The youth was being interrogated, Harihar Pani, Khurda SDPO said