Exiled youth held with fake notes

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Damak, August 26: Police arrested Prem Bista of Beldangi-I camp, Sector A-1,Hut number 82 ,along with a local resident Bibek Limbu of Damak-3 for counterfeiting Nepali 1000 rupee note.

Damak police in Jhapa district made the duo public yesterday with a pistol, some bullets, a knife and some counterfeit notes.

Bibek Limbu (right) and Prem Bista with seized weapons and fake notes
Bibek Limbu (left) and Prem Bista with seized weapons and fake notes Photo: Tikaram, Damak

Police arrested them from a hotel at Damak following information provided by a local resident of Butabari in Jhapa where they were able to sell some of the forged notes.

The police also apprehended a local car owned by Chandra Thapa. They used the car for their counterfeit business, according to police Inspector Nabin Karki.

Karki also informed BNS  that the masterminds of counterfeit business, Ashok Rai and Buddhi Kerong, are still at large.
Both Bista and Limbu admitted that such fake notes are printed at Siliguri in India. They purchase such notes from there and spread to various places in Nepal, according to Inspector Karki.

Armed Police Force deployed in camps has cautioned exiled Bhutanese regarding note counterfeiting during the upcoming Dashara and Tihar festivals.

By Arjun Pradhan