Fake notes worth Rs 6.60 lakh in denomination of Rs 2k seized
New Delhi: Special Cell has busted an international syndicate involved in circulation of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) into various parts of India including Delhi since notorious gangs tried to copy the new Rs 2000 note.
During the raids, the special cell has recovered a huge consignment of FICN worth Rs 6.60 lakh in the denomination of Rs 2,000 notes. The arrested person has been identified as 54-year-old Kashid a resident of Malda, West Bengal. He was already under the scanner in another similar case registered at Special Cell.
The Delhi Police was receiving information on efforts to revive circulation of FICN by the members of an international syndicate. SI Ranjeet, SI Sanjeev Kumar and ASI Balraj along-with their team were deputed to develop the information about the FICN by Delhi Police.
The systematic and painstaking efforts of SI Ranjeet resulted in uncovering the fact that FICN is being pumped in India from a neighbouring country through porous border in Malda, West Bengal and Nepal and after that FICN was being circulated to other racketeers in various parts of the country including Delhi.
The arrest was made by Delhi Police special cell on Thursday, and Kashid was apprehended from ISBT, Anand Vihar when he came to deliver a massive consignment of FICN to a buyer in Delhi. A team of special cell/SR laid a trap near entry Gate ISBT Anand Vihar.
"Interestingly he also came to understand what went wrong earlier some members of their gang were arrested by Police so as not to make those mistakes again. However, or alert team arrested him", said DCP Special Cell, PS Kushwah.
All the FICN notes recovered from accused Kashid are very similar in appearance and texture with genuine Indian currency. Fine quality texture paper was used, and security features inserted. Fake Currency is not readily detectable.