HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Kathmandu has been flooded with fake Indian currency notes of the denomination of Rs 100 and Rs 500. A top police source said the fake Rs 500 notes are being used by black marketeers who have connections in India. The source claimed that the fake currencies are very hard to recognise as they are almost identical to the original ones.
“Only police officers trained to discover the differences can spot the fakes,” hesaid. According to the official, the counterfeit notes are being used in shops, banks and casinos. “Banks and casinos may have machines to count ash but they can’t detect fake currency,” the official added. The counterfeiters tuck the fake notes between real ones and get away undetected.Prabal Shumser Rana, superintendent of police and trained to detect fakecurrencies, said the counterfeit notes have some minute differences. “The watermark on the right side is different in the fake notes.