School students cheat shopkeeper by photocopied Rs 2,000 note

Photo of new Indian currency note of Rs 2000.

Bhopal: The first official case of deception involving new currency notes came into limelight in Madhya Pradesh’s Shajapur district; according to police official four school students cheated a shopkeeper by buying things with xeroxed note of Rs 2,000 yesterday.

Station in-charge of Shajapur Kotwali, Rajendra Verma said the kids were on their way to school when they stopped in a dairy shop and bought few products at around 6am.

They purchased milk products worth Rs 200 and walked away with the change of Rs 1,800. The shop owner, who happily accepted the new note later became doubtful and shared the incident with his son.

Both of them then went to a bank branch, where they got to know that the note was a fake photocopied one.

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They filed a complaint against it in the Kotwali police station.

The shopkeeper was unable to identify the deceivers, but claimed that there were four children on their way to school with their school bags on their shoulders.

Inspector Verma stated: “We have taken up the matter for investigation. No case was registered as legally, one requires at least 5 fake currency notes to proceed with a case of counterfeiting”.

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(Story by:- Prishita Rathi)