Fake notes of Rs 20L detected during bank transactions
New Delhi: In the current year, more than 20 lakh fake Indian currency notes (FICN) were detected during the routine course of the transaction in the banks, revealed highly placed sources in Delhi Police.
The city police also said that so far, they have noticed two types of modus operandi from the recoveries and during the interrogation of accused persons.
Police sources told Millennium Post that to ensure better coordination for taking concentrated action against FICN, a meeting of the State Level Coordination Committee was recently held in the conference hall of PHQ in mid-May under the chairmanship of Commissioner of Delhi Police Amulya Patnaik.
Senior officers from different agencies were present at the meeting.
"An Additional CP rank police officer informed that during the year 2019, as many as 17 counterfeit currency cases reported in which FICN of Rs 39.58 lakh were recovered including FICN of Rs 23.67 lakh detected during the routine course of transactions in the banks and the cases were registered at Nodal Police Station (Parliament Street)," sources said.
Sources further revealed that recently two types of modus operandi surfaced-one category of FICN is simply scanned and printed on ordinary paper through colour printers while the other category is that it (FICN) is properly, printed on special quality paper which is being pumped from one of the states.
A senior official from other security agency in the meeting said that as per intelligence reports, better quality of FICN is being printed in Quetta, Pakistan.
Two members in the meeting pointed out that the quality of FICN recovered after demonetisation is not high.
Sources said, in one of the cases detected by a security agency, a better quality of FICN was being smuggled through North-Western region from Pakistan and visual inspection shows that FICN has been printed in currency press using good quality currency papers & ink.
The Delhi Police also informed that one similar case detected by Special Cell has been transferred to other security agency.
An another member in the meeting requested for registration of cases by banks nodal police station on a monthly basis instead of once in 6 months.
The CP directed DCP (crime) to examine that standing order 417/2013 relating to guidelines for investigation of FICN cases to review the periodicity.
A Special CP rank official also pointed out delay in receipt of forensic reports.
Delhi Police official also informed that EOW has taken up the matter with concerned authorities for issuing a guideline for timely updation of two websites for preventing multiple use of any property documents for mortgage.