City police nabbed three people from Gulbarga district in neighbouring Karnataka state on Sunday, as they allegedly attempted to sell fake currency notes at Begumpet railway station here and seized counterfeit currency with a face value of Rs 92,500 from them.
Based on credible information, the commissioner's task force, west zone team apprehended Mohammed Tajuddin, Mohammed Hussain and Mohammed Osman, even as their associate Mohammed Allauddin also from Gulbarga district is presently absconding, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police P Rameshaiah said.
The police recovered fake currency notes in denominations of Rs 500, Rs 100 and Rs 50 from them.
Mohammed Tajuddin allegedly took fake currency notes of Rs 92,500 from one Allauddin with a promise to give him Rs 30,000 genuine notes.
After taking the fake notes he informed the same to his friend Mohammed Hussain, asking him to look for customers willing to purchase fake currency notes, the senior police officer said.
Mohammed Hussain, in turn informed the matter to one of his friends Mohammed Osman, presently working in Hyderabad.
After this Osman asked Mohammed Tajuddin and Mohammed Hussain to reach Begumpet railway station and accordingly they came there, to allegedly sell fake notes to a customer, when the sleuths apprehended them and seized the fake currency notes from their possession, Rameshaiah said.
Further investigations are on.