Udaigarh (Alirajpur district, Madhya Pradesh): On Friday, between 12 noon to 1 pm, three children aged between 12 to 15 years gave fake Rs 200 notes to Kasturibai, a resident of Dekalkuan village, who was selling mangoes on roadside along Jobat Marg.
Each one of the three gave her Rs 200 note, bought mangoes for Rs 50 per kg and took Rs 150 back from her. In all, she received 3 fakes notes of Rs 200 denomination each from them.
After some time, after another customer gave Rs 500 note to Kasturibai, she gave the note received from the children to the customer. The customer looked at it and returned. It was then Kasturibai came to know that currency note was fake.
After being duped, the woman searched for children but they were nowhere to be found. The woman showed the remaining notes to nearby shopkeeper Himesh Deepak Bhavsar and others and they told her that the notes were fake.
The colour of fake 200 notes is lighter. This notes were made with colour printer. On being informed by Free Press representative, the police station incharge Virendra Singh Anare reached the spot and talked to Kasturibai who did not agree to lodge complaint.
The police then went around the market and bypass road from the police mobile van. They made announcements and alerted people in this regard. They appealed to people to immediately report any suspicious person and said that if anyone has any information about the person making and circulating fake notes, they should tell police. Their identity will be kept confidential.