As per latest NCRB National Crime Records Bureau report Rs 2,000 bank notes comprised 56 % of all fake currency seized in India after demonetization. The report titled ‘Crime in India’ indicates that in 2017 and 2018, law enforcing agencies seized Fake India Currency Note (FICN) worth Rs 46.06 crores. Analysis of 2 NCRB reports further reveals that Rs 2,000 notes contribute maximum to the value of seized fake currency In 2017, law enforcing agencies seized fake currency worth Rs 28.10 crores, with fake Rs 2,000 notes comprising 53.30 % of this value. Subsequently, share of Rs 2,000 notes in seized fake currency increased to 61.01 %, clearly suggesting that counterfeit were becoming more successful in printing and circulating copies of these notes. After release of Rs 2,000 notes in November 2016, Gujarat has emerged as hub of fake notes. About 57 % of these fake of Rs 2,000 notes were seized in Gujarat, prime minister’s home state By end of 2018, law enforcing agencies had seized 34,680 fake Rs 2,000 notes from Gujarat and their collective worth was 6.93 crore. In the national context, Gujarat had a 26.28 % share in all fake Rs 2,000 notes seized post demonetization. Whereas West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh had fake Rs 2,000 notes worth Rs 3.5 crores, Rs 2.8 crores and Rs 2.6 crores, respectively. NCRB’s Crime in India report of 2016 revealed that in the remaining 53 days of 2016, law enforcing agencies seized 2,272 fake Rs 2,000 notes worth Rs 45.44 lakhs across India.
As per media source.