A man with fake Indian currency worth Rs 2.17 lakhs has been arrested by police from Kachugaon in western Assam’s Kokrajhar district.
The accused has been identified as Saddam Hussain, 23, a resident of Parerchar in Abhayapuri area.
Police said a team led by circle inspector of Kachugaon launched a search operation on Tuesday and nabbed Saddam.
Kokrajhar SP Rajen Singh said one scooty bearing registration no. AS-19 H /7880, a mobile phone, fake currency note worth Rs 2,17,900 and some incriminating documents were recovered from his possession.
SP Singh said Saddam’s confession has prompted police to launch a search operation in Simlabar area under Meresar police station in Bongaigaon district.
“During search operation one printer and a bundle of 100 rupee notes were recovered from the house of one Abdul Awal,” Singh added.
Abdul, however, managed to evade the police.
Saddam has been booked under Section 120B (criminal conspiracy), 489B (using as genuine, forged or counterfeit currency notes or bank-notes), 489C (possession of forged or counterfeit currency notes or bank-notes) of the IPC.