City records most seizures of counterfeit currency notes
NEW DELHI: 40 per cent of 2.8 lakh fake Indian currency notes seized in the country last year were from the national Capital, according to data released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) on Thursday.
Last year, a total of 2,81,839 fake Indian currency notes (FICN) with a face value of Rs 15,92,50,181 were seized.
With confiscation of 1,14,751 notes having a face value of Rs 5,65,21,460, Delhi reported the maximum number of seizures, followed by Gujarat (39,725 notes with a face value of Rs 2,37,24,050) and West Bengal (32,869 notes having a face value of Rs 2,32,95,800).
A total of 87 FIRs were lodged in Delhi in connection with the seizures of fake notes and 35 people were arrested last year, according to the NCRB data.