October 11, Mahottari. A man has been arrested with fake notes at Gaushala in Mahottari district. Sukan Mahato, 44, of Dumrawana in Gaushala Municipality-9 was arrested by the police on Thursday morning with fake notes.
Earlier in September, police had arrested three persons with fake notes from Aurhi Bazaar near Gaushala. Police have recovered eight lakh 97 thousand 435 Nepali rupees and two lakh 80 thousand 929 Indian notes from Mahato’s house in Gaushala Bazaar.
According to the Gaushala Area Police Office, the money was found during a search of Mahato’s house on suspicion of giving fake notes to a farmer while buying vegetables in the market. Inspector Bishnu Pradeep Vasyal informed that the experts will determine how many of the recovered notes are genuine and counterfeit.
The arrested Mahato has been sent to the District Police Office, Mahottari along with the recovered notes. According to Prashari, Mahato is a vegetable trader from both India and Nepal. Gaushala and other markets are connected to the Indian market.
Although it is yet to be ascertained how many of the recovered notes are genuine and how many are counterfeit, it was confirmed that there were 22 counterfeit notes at the rate of Rs. According to the police, even a normal person who is interested in counterfeit notes that look thinner than the one thousand rate notes and look a little pale in color can easily distinguish them.