New Delhi, Sep 29 (PTI) Two persons were arrested on Saturday from central Delhi’s Paharganj area for allegedly circulating fake Indian currency notes, and counterfeit banknotes with a face value of over Rs 1 lakh were seized from them, police said. Also Read - Delhi Violence: SC Lawyer Files FIR For Immediate Arrest of Tahir Hussain; Death Toll Touches 42 | Highlights

Manish (29) and Naeem Ansari (37) were arrested early saturday during a vehicle checking drive by police, DCP(Central) Mandeep Singh Randhawa said. Also Read - India Committed to Strategic Partnership With US, President Kovind to Donald Trump | Highlights

During the drive, an auto rickshaw was intercepted and during its checking, 32 counterfeit notes of Rs 200 denomination were seized from Manish, who was in the passenger seat, the officer said. Also Read - Delhi Assembly Election Updates: 57.06% Voter Turnout Recorded; Polling Concludes

He said, “During interrogation, Manish disclosed that he along with his friend Naeem were involved in printing counterfeit currency notes for the last one month.” Naeem was apprehended from his house and counterfeit banknotes in Rs 500, Rs 200 and Rs 50 denomination, papers used for printing the counterfeit notes, a colour printer and other items were seized, the DCP said.

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