Mumbai: A woman and her husband were arrested on Monday for allegedly trying to sell fake Rs 100 notes for over Rs 2000.
A court in the northern city of Mumbai on Monday held a hearing into the case, said a police source.
The police have charged the couple, identified as N.S., 40, and her 29-year-old husband, M.S. 47, with criminal breach of trust, said the source.
A case was registered under sections 124 (selling fake notes for money), 153 (criminal intimidation) and 323 (causing hurt with intent to outrage modesty) of the Indian Penal Code, said Mumbai police commissioner Amitabh Patil.
The couple was remanded in judicial custody until February 28.
The woman is expected to appear before a magistrate in the morning for her preliminary hearing, said police.
The couple were arrested after a tip-off about the fake notes being sold online, the source said.
Police have also seized fake Rs 200 and Rs 100 bills from their possession, he added.
A copy of the court’s order is yet to be sent to the couple for their signature.
Police are also looking for several other alleged ringleaders in the alleged scam.