The city police’s crime branch on Tuesday arrested three persons with 600 counterfeit currency notes of the defunct Rs 1,000 denomination.
Following a tip-off, crime branch officials nabbed three persons near a hospital in Limbayat area of the city, said DCP Vishal Vaghela. Zakir Patel (40), one of the accused, claimed to be a British citizen and told the police that he had brought the notes from UK to exchange them with new notes, said Vaghela. Other two were identified as Faizal Patel (26) and Sarfaraz Yakub (35), both working as electricians. “Zakir Patel, who originally belongs to Bharuch, claimed he is a citizen of UK and works there as a teacher. He claimed to have acquired 600 notes of Rs 1,000 in UK and come to India some time back,” said the DCP.