Staff Correspondent

MANGALORE: The Mangalore South Police on Tuesday arrested two persons at the old service bus station and recovered 40 counterfeit notes of Rs. 500 denomination from them.

A press release from B. Dayananda, Superintendent of Police, here on Wednesday stated that the accused, Mohammed Kunhi and Mohammed Sharief, were residents of Muttanthala of Kanhangad district in Kerala.

The accused reportedly told the police during questioning that they had received the notes from persons with West Asian origins. The accused were produced before a court which remanded them to judicial custody.


The District Crime Intelligence Bureau raided a house at Sanjaynagar in Belthangady taluk and arrested Vijay Benis (32), a resident of Belthangady, in connection with making pornographic video compact discs and duplicate compact discs of various films, the release said.

The police recovered a computer, compact disc writers, a printer, scanner, 79 pornographic compact discs, 1,351 duplicate compact discs of films in various languages, 1,050 blank compact discs, compact disc labels, cards from the house.

During questioning, Vijay reportedly told the police that he was getting the pornographic compact discs from Kasargod in Kerala. He then either sold them or rented them to customers in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts.