Man with fake currency arrested in Kulgam

Kulgam: Police on Saturday arrested a person for possessing counterfeit currency notes in Kulgam.

A police party from Police Post Mirbazar headed by IC PP Mirbazar at a checkpoint established on NHW 44 near Manigam Crossing intercepted a suspicious person who tried to flee after noticing police party but was apprehended tactfully, police said in a statement.

“He has been identified as Khurshid Ahmad Naik son of Mohammad Maqbool Naik resident of Waripora Kund. During search, officers were able to recover 37 counterfeit currency notes of Rs 500 from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to PP Mirbazar where he remains in custody,” the statement said.

Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 31/2023 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Qazigund and investigation has been initiated, police added.

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