Pakistani woman held with fake currency

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Amritsar (Punjab), Mar 20 (ANI): Custom officials seized over Rs 45,000 in fake currency from a Pakistani woman at the Attari railway station.

Begum Mehtab was nabbed after disembarking from the Samjhauta Express on Thursday night. She is being interrogated.

Custom officials said Mehtab revealed during her interrogation that her Lahore-based cousin had given her the fake currency to deliver it to a person at the New Delhi Railway station.

"We kept surveillance because of her suspicious movements. When she came to the counter we checked her luggage and frisked her. We recovered fake currency hidden in undergarments. Total amount recovered is worth rupees 450,000," said Customs Assistant Commissioner V. K. Mahajan.

Earlier on Friday, three Iranians were arrested in Pune with fake currency. One of them was attempting to deposit Rs 40,000 in fake currency in the bank, while the other two were caught smuggling notes into India from Iran. (ANI)

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