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Man carrying counterfeit currency notes held in Kulgam

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Srinagar: A man was arrested on Saturday for allegedly carrying counterfeit currency notes in Kulgam district of south Kashmir, police said.

A police party intercepted a suspicious person at a checkpoint near Manigam Crossing on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway. He tried to flee after noticing the policemen, a police spokesman said.

However, the man was apprehended, he said, adding during his search, 37 counterfeit currency notes of Rs 500 denomination were found in his possession.

The spokesman identified the man as Khurshid Ahmad Naik, son of Mohammad Maqbool Naik, a resident of Waripora Kund.

A case (FIR No. 31/2023) has been registered and an investigation initiated into the matter, he said.

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