In 30 cases of fake currency, 17 held
New Delhi: Criminals from across the border continue to pump Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) into the city as in the year 2018 around 30 cases had been reported and fake notes worth more than three crores were recovered. The law enforcement agency claimed that they are making all-out efforts to curb the menace.
According to an investigator, the accused involved in the crime always tries to improve the quality of fake notes so that they can avoid detection by the security agencies. Meanwhile, the banks also approached the law enforcement agency with FICN cases.
At first sight, it is difficult to distinguish the recovered fake currency notes from the original ones as they even have security features like watermarks, claimed a Delhi Police statement after they busted an international syndicate of FICN. In the current year till November 15, a total of 17 persons had been arrested and as many as 13 cases have been solved. In 2017, 65 cases got registered that led to the arrest of 30 persons. "14 cases had been cracked with the recovery of more than Rs 10 crore of FICN," said the police officer.
The city police investigator claimed that in 2016 demonetisation hit the illegal business and counter the menace of fake notes but from mid-2017, accused involved in these rackets again started preparing FICN of the new currency.
Special Cell recently busted a gang claiming that fake currencies are being pumped into India from Nepal and Bangladesh through Indo-Bangla border. It was also revealed that FICN was being pumped into by these racketeers in various parts of the country including Delhi and NCR.
Police sources said that in one of the police stations in the city more than 30 cases were reported from different banks .