LUDHIANA: Khanna police has arrested two persons who would allegedly make fake currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 200.
The arrested accused were identified as Sandeep Singh and his brother Baldev Singh of Basant Nagar.
Police recovered fake currency worth Rs 1,600, printer and scanner from them.
Giving details, DSP Khanna William Jeji on Thursday said that a police team was present near the Khanna bus stand, when it got information that Pravez Bachi of Uttam Nagar Khanna, Nitesh Kumar Golu of Mandi Gobindgarh, Gagandeep Singh of Nai Abadi Khanna, Sandeep Singh, Baldev Singh of Basant Nagar do the business of preparing counterfeit currency in Khanna.
He added that as per information, the accused would also steal motorcycles.
Police officials said that the police also came to know that the accused were trying to give fake currency to someone while roaming
near the court complex.
They added that acting on the information, police had arrested Pravez and Nitesh along with fake currency of Rs 4,200 on 21 July.
Cops said that later, police also arrested Baldev Singh and Sandeep Singh on Tuesday evening. They added that one of the accomplice of the accused is absconding and manhunt has been launched to nab him.
Police officer said that during questioning, it came to fore that among the accused, Baldev and Sandeep used to prepare fake currency with the help of scanner and printer and other accused used to run counterfeit currency in the market.
They added that, in the dead of night, they used to run counterfeit currency on small shops and street vendors.