Police seize 34, 728 fake Rs 2,000 notes in one year

New Delhi, Dec 31 (DHNS): The Rs 2,000 note is in existence for just about a year but counterfeiters have not lost any time in faking it.

Police across the country have seized around 38,000 fake notes in the past one year with Gujarat topping the list.

The speed with which the fake currency racket started printing counterfeit Rs 2,000 notes can be gauged from the fact that authorities seized 3,199 such notes within 50 days of its existence - between November 9, 2016, when it was introduced and December 31, 2016.

Official statistics show that 34,728 fake notes with a face value of Rs 2,000 each were seized in the first 11 months of this year, with Gujarat topping the list for both the years.

While 6,397 notes were seized in Gujarat since demonetisation was announced on November 8 last year, the Northeastern state of Mizoram had a seizure of 5,827 notes followed by Uttar Pradesh (5,243), West Bengal (2,876) and Kerala (2,648).

Karnataka also finds a spot in the top ten list with a ranking of nine. Police seized 1,831 such notes, including 255 in the first 50 days of the introduction of the notes.

Officials said the seized fake notes of Rs 2,000 and other denominations are of "low quality, such as scanned or photocopies of genuine notes".

Another interesting point is the continuing seizure of Rs 1,000 notes, which were rendered illegal after demonetisation. This year 66,284 notes of Rs 1,000 denomination have been seized, with Delhi (40,363) and Gujarat (22,515) topping the list.

Overall, police seized 2.66 lakh fake notes of various denominations, which has a face value of Rs 18.80 crore, till this November.

The statistics for the first 11 months itself has crossed the 2016 figures on face value. While the number of notes seized was higher at 2.90 lakh for the whole of 2016, the face value was lesser at Rs 16.55 crore.



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  • SMR, Karkala

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    The mainstream media, like the Zee News post carried a news saying – “the chip has been fitted in such a way that it can detect Rs 2000 notes even from 120 meters below the ground.”
    In race of TRP and to show breaking News first News Channel may commit mistakes but the worse thing is that Zee never apologized for it’s mistake. Here is the list :-
    1. Freezing Dawood's properties.
    2. Rs. 2000 note have chip inside it.
    3. Doctored tape in JNU case.
    4. manipulation of videos of Kumar Vishwas.
    5. Sudhir Chaudhary run fake sting of a woman teacher.
    6. Delhi Urdu poetry terrorist links.
    In the era of 'Digital India' RBI more than year after 'demonetisation' is yet give the final figures of black money, counterfeit notes, Tax evasion and so on.
    But counterfeiters have out manonvered the RBI printing press and circulated more fake notes than its official printing press.
    So another myth of PM Modi and BJP has bursted that 'demonetisation' eradicate fake money.
    Jai Hind

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  • indian, dubai

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    is ut currency with nano chip for non bjp people and currency without nano chip for BJP people HA HA HA

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    What happened to the Nano Chip inside Rs. 2,000 Notes ...

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