Bargarh: Within a fortnight, Bargarh police on Tuesday, for the second time have busted a counterfeit notes racket during raids here in the area. Eight persons including two women awere arrested and fake notes of Rs 500 and Rs 2000 denominations to the tune of Rs 6.12 lakh were sized from their possession.
As per police, among the seizure, 85 notes were of Rs 2000 denomination, 793 were of Rs 500 denomination, 19 were of Rs 100 denomination and 88 half made notes of Rs 500 denomination.
Along with counterfeit notes, police also seized a note making machine, a computer system, two colour scanners two seals with Mahatma Gandhi image, two steel scales, two paper cutters, two gel pens, colours, paint brush, glass strip, bond paper packets and two motorbikes.
The accused were identified as Krushnachandra Meher(25) of Nakatamunda village under Dunguripalli police limits in Sonepur district, Nilanchal Sahu (38) of Bargarh HAtapada and his wife SAnjukta Bhoi (31) of Aenlakanta village under Bheden police limits, Balram Meher(35) of BArpalli and his wife Kanti Meher (30), Dibakar Meher (25) of Jhulapali, Amresh Meher(21) and Ramakant Meher (34) of Kebad village.