The two accused intended to circulate fake notes in Amreli, Gujarat. (Representational photo)
Crime Branch officers in Amreli today seized fake currency notes having a face value of Rs 1.11 crore and arrested two people. The police got a tip-off that some people were carrying suspicious items on a two-wheeler from Lathi town to Amreli.
"Police stopped the two-wheeler on Bhavnagar Road and searched it. They found a bag full of fake currency notes in Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 denomination with the two men," an official of Amreli Crime Branch said.
The two men, identified as Sachin Parmar and Paresh Solanki, were later arrested and booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, the official said.
Mr Parmar is from Bhavnagar while Mr Solanki is from Lathi town in Amreli, he said. As per preliminary investigation, unidentified people gave the bag to the duo and asked them to deliver it to some people in Amreli and circulate the fake notes in the market, the official said.