Jalandhar: A couple went shopping at a jeweller and paid him for their purchase; only, the notes they used were actually coupons resembling currency notes. They had ‘Entertainment Bank of India’ printed on them. They ‘purchased’ 56 gms of gold jewellery, worth Rs 1.90 lakh, with those notes, reported ANI on Friday. (Also read: Kota Police Cracks Day-light Robbery)
“On October 22, they purchased 56 gm jewellery and gave him these notes. We are checking the CCTV footage. An FIR has been registered,” said police. Shop owner Shyam Sundar Verma said he came to know about fake notes only after the couple had left.
“A couple came and showed their interest in gold jewellery. Once the price was calculated, they handed me notes wrapped in a polythene bag and left in a hurry. After they left, I discovered the notes were fake. The notes had ‘Entertainment Bank of India’ written on them in place of Reserve Bank of India,” Verma said. “It took me years to start this business and I have lost everything. I am not sure how can I recover from this severe loss,” he added.
The CCTV clips procured by the police revealed that the couple arrived in a car which did not even have a registration plate on it. An FIR has been registered against the couple at Jodhan police station and a hunt was on to nab them.
Meanwhile, two men involved in the bank robbery at Delhi’s Corporation bank have been arrested by the police. The incident took place about a fortnight ago when six armed men allegedly killed a cashier in the Delhi bank and stole cash over Rs 2 lakh. The entire episode of robbery has been captured on the CCTV camera installed at the place. The bank robbery, the first of its kind in a decade, took place in Corporation Bank in Chhawla town in south-west Delhi.