Two days after a farmer in Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka was cheated by a “photocopied” Rs 2,000 note, another incident of attempted cheating with fake note has come to light.
In Tijara town of Rajashthan’s Alwar district, a man was apprehended by police after he tried to dupe a mobile shop owner with a Rs 2000 note, suspected to be a photocopy of the newly released note.
The culprit had almost succeeded in duping the shop owner and was ready to flee with the mobile, bought with the fake note. The alert shopkeeper showed the note to his neighbours in the market after suspecting it to be a fake.
Before he could flee, the cheater was caught and handed over to the police.
On Saturday, a farmer in Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka was cheated by a “fake” Rs 2,000 note on Saturday, two days after the Reserve Bank of India introduced “high security” notes of high denominations.
Ashok Kumar, a farmer in Chikkamagaluru, had brought onions to the APMC market in the town. An unknown person who purchased onion from him, gave him a Rs. 2,000 note and said it was a new note and valid.
However, when Ashok showed it to some of his friends, they found the note was only a photocopy of the original currency note and was trimmed at the edges.