Fake currency seized

The police have seized a bag containing 217 fake currency notes each of Rs 500  denomination at a room of a prominent hotel on Visvesvaraya Road here.

A youth, who rented a room in the hotel under the name of Vasu from KGF, is absconding.

The police raided the hotel room on a tip off and seized the bag with the fake notes. The notes are photocopied in colour on high quality paper and carry the same serial number (3KS 482659).  The police, who proposed a sketch of the accused based on the description given by the hotel staff, took them to the bus stand and railway station to trace the accused. However, this exercise did not yield any result.

It is not ascertained whether the accused has circulated more fake notes other than the ones which have been seized. A case has been registered in this connection.

West Police Inspector Kantharaju said that steps had been taken to trace the accused.

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