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The Pu­nakha Dis­trict Court sen­tenced a 42-year-old man to three-and-a-half-years in pri­son for us­ing fake Nu 1,000 notes.

Ac­cord­ing to the judg­ment passed, the man from Kabisa in Pu­nakha brought three coun­ter­feit Nu 1,000 notes from Jaigoan and spent them in Khu­ruthang.

The man told the court he re­ceived the fake notes from an un­known In­dian man in Jaigoan in July this year. He claimed he was not aware the money was fake.

But the court ruled the claims as false. The man had, in his state­ment to the po­lice ear­lier, con­fessed to the crime.

This is the sec­ond time the man would be spend­ing time in jail. He had ear­lier served a five-year term for a drug-re­lated of­fence.

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