Currency ban's first casualty: Elderly Kerala woman held for trying to deposit fake notes
- 65-year-old women held with fake currency.
- Accused claimed that money sent by her children in Gulf.
- Case registered under IPC 489 (B) and (C).
In Malappuram district of Kerala, a 65-year-old lady has been arrested for trying to deposit fake notes of banned ₹1000 denomination with total face value of ₹37,000 at the Kondotty branch of State Bank of India.
The accused named, Mariyamma, who has been remanded to judicial custody at present, visited the SBI branch for depositing ₹49,500 in banned ₹1000 denominated notes out of which currency notes having the face value of ₹37,000 was found to be fake by the bank officials.
The bank officials acted upon this and called the police immediately.
Later on, the police disclosed that upon questioning the lady said the money was sent to her by her children living in Gulf.
The police said that a case under IPC 489 (B)(C) (using as genuine, forged or counterfeit currency or bank notes, and possession of forged or counterfeit currency or bank notes) has been registered against her.