Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Jharsuguda, Nov 21:

Local police have detained a youth on charges of circulating counterfeit currency of Rs 2000 denomination last night in Odisha’s Jharsuguda, police said today.


According to reports, a youth tendered a Rs 2000 note to a filling station staff here last evening at around 5 pm after refilling the tank of a motorcycle.

The employee of Maruti filling station at Sunarimunda suspected the currency to be genuine and reported the matter to the owner who informed the local police about the incident.

Police swung into action and reached the spot to ascertain the veracity. The cops found the currency to be fake and took the youth identified as Madhusudan Meher to police station for questioning.

“The currency is a colour photocopy of an original Rs 2000 note. A case has registered with Jharsuguda police station and investigation is on,” said Town Police SI, A Dansena.

The youth, however, claimed that he had withdrawn the currency from an ATM counter at Beheramal.

While three youths had come in a motorcycle, two others managed to flee the spot.

Meher hails from Bhasma in Sundargarh district. He works as a diploma engineer in a steel company in the district.