HYDERABAD: The Cyberabad police on Thursday arrested four persons, including two engineering students, for allegedly circulating fake 2000-rupee currency notes in an engineering college canteen.
The arrested are Vijay Sharma (40), Mothesham Ali Khan (45), Wajeehuddin Khan (20) and Abdul Samad (20). Wajeehuddin and Samad are students of a private engineering college here.
According to Shamshabad DCP PV Padmaja, the kingpin, Vijay Sharma, a jewellery merchant, along with his long-time friend Mothesham Ali Khan conspired t o make fake 2000-rupee notes to clear debts. They purchased a colour printer and began making counterfeit notes at home. They planned to circulate the fake currency through students thinking that nobody would suspect them and promised them 10 per cent commission, the DCP said. Police seized fake notes worth `35 lakh from them.
The students were caught on Thursday by police who had been tipped off by an alert canteen in-charge at the college.
The canteen in-charge had noticed that the students had paid with 2000-rupee note with the same serial number of ‘939084.’