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Investigation into false rupee notes continues
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Investigation into false rupee notes continues

04.10.2012 From our online archive
After two Luxembourg tourists were caught using false rupee bank notes in India, an investigation by the Luxembourg authorities continues as to how the notes came into circulation.

(CS) After two Luxembourg tourists were caught using false rupee bank notes in India, an investigation by the Luxembourg authorities continues as to how the notes came into circulation.

The two women travelling from Luxembourg to India paid for their visa at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi with nine 1,000 rupee notes at the end of August. When the notes were deposited at a bank they were found to be counterfeit money. The tourists were later traced and questioned with the help of CCTV footage.

Both women claimed that they had obtained the notes at an exchange service at Findel airport, and were released after the Luxembourg state confirmed that it would look into the matter further.

The Attorney General and the Grand Ducal police force launched an initial investigation in response to the problem and the file has been handed over to a magistrate. Further investigations are ongoing, according to Justice Minister François Biltgen in response to a parliamentary question by Jean Colombera.