Chandigarh, Nov 18: The Punjab police has arrested two persons for photocopying the new Rs 2,000 notes and circulating the same. The Tarn Taran police arrested Sandeep Kumar and Harjinder Singh on Thursday on the charge of producing counterfeit money.
According to a report in the Times of India, one of the accused persons was a computer operator who also ran a photocopy shop.
Police said accused thought that there were no security features in new Rs 2,000 notes. They felt that they could easily deceive the people. The report further stated that Sandeep printed five notes of the Rs 2,000 denomination.
Sandeep had a computer, scanner and printer in his shop, which he used for printing five counterfeit notes of Rs 2,000 denomination, the report also stated.
Assistant sub-inspector Gurdeep Singh who is investigating the case said that both Sandeep and Harjinder have been sent to judicial custody. One more accused is however absconding.