A Sessions Court on Wednesday sentenced a 50-year-old person from New Delhi to three years’ imprisonment for possessing and circulating fake Indian currency notes in the city.

On September 5, 2008 A. Ibrahim Kutty of a cool bar here lodged a complaint against N. Saleem of New Delhi, stating that the Saleem (19) tendered a Rs.500 counterfeit note in his shop.

Based on the complaint, Flower Bazaar police arrested Saleem, his father Nurul Haq (50), his mother Shanwara Begum (44) and seized 288 fake notes in Rs.500 denomination.

Later, the case was transferred to CBCID for further investigation.

In 2009, all the three accused jumped bail and absconded. Nurul Haq was arrested in Punjab in 2010 and the case against him was tried.

R. Maran, Additional Public Prosecutor, submitted that the investigation revealed that the accused had been getting fake notes from Pakistan. He was arrested near the Wagah border while trying to flee to Pakistan.

Holding Nurul Haq guilty, XVI Additional Sessions Judge R.Selvakumar said that the prosecution established the case beyond doubt against him and sentenced him to three years’ imprisonment.