BHUBANESWAR: A youth was arrested in Odisha on charges of circulating counterfeits of newly released Rs 2,000 notes, said police on Tuesday.
Madhusudan Meher of Jharsuguda was arrested while he was trying to use the fake bills at a petrol pump in Sunarimunda.
The employee of a Maruti filling station at Sunarimunda suspected the bills and reported the matter to the owner who then alerted the police.
"The currency is a colour photocopy of an original Rs 2,000 note. A case was registered and investigation is on," said Sub-divisional Police Officer (SDPO) of Jharsuguda, Bijay Nanda.
Meher works as an engineer in a steel company.
Earlier, the police had arrested another youth in Khurdha district while depositing counterfeit currencies worth Rs 42,000 at a bank.