Govt refutes PM's involvement in counterfeit Indian currency notes

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Kathmandu, Jan 20 (UNI) The Nepal government has refuted media reports that Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala was involved in printing counterfeit Indian currency notes during his political exile in India during the '70s.

''They are deeply saddened by such false news and refutes,'' local media quoted The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) as saying.

''The office requests to one and all not to be misled by the false comments being circulated as claimed sourced from 'Afno Itihas Afnai Britanta', the autobiographical conversation of Mr Koirala, broadcast by Kantipur Television and published in the Nepal weekly magazine,'' it stated.

A government statement refuting the reports has already been mailed to the publication houses, which carried the report, including Kantipur Publication and the Indian Express.

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