Mangaluru, June 2: DK district chief judicial and sessions court here on Monday June 1st, has sentenced a person accused of printing and circulating fake currency notes bearing denomination of Rs 100.
Jason Peter D’Souza (34), a resident of Padumeremajalu village in Bantwal taluk, has been charged with three years of rigorous imprisonment.
On February 21st, 2013, Jayson had tendered a fake currency note of Rs 100 value towards payment of two mobile recharge cards he bought from a shop located by the side of the Perar arch in Paduperar village. Owner of the shop, Chandrahas, grew suspicious about the currency note tendered by Jayson, called him back, and checked with him. Later, he found that the accused was in possession of six more Rs 100 denomination fake currency notes.
Later, Chandrahas filed a complaint in Bajpe police station.
The police during investigation found that Jayson was preparing fake currency notes by taking colour photo copies of original notes in the machine he had installed in a rented building near Bajpe police station.
The accused was arrested, and the then Bajpe police sub-inspector, Anant Murdeshwar, had completed investigation and filed charge sheet in the court.
District chief and sessions judge, Uma M G, who conducted hearing in the case, awarded rigorous imprisonment to the accused under sections 489c and 420 of Indian Penal Code, apart from levying a fine of Rs 10,000. In case, the accused fails to pay the fine, he will have to serve an additional three-month term of simple imprisonment.
Jayson, who had earlier been released on conditional bail, had violated the conditions of bail by failing to appear in court even after summons was served to him. Hence, he continues to be in judicial custody since July 11th-2014.
In this case, Chief public prosecutor, Pushparaj K Adyantaya, placed arguments.