Over Rs 18 lakh fake currency notes recovered in 2019
New Delhi: The fake currency note has started to pump inside the city by the criminals as in the current year Delhi Police recovered more than 18 lakh Fake Indian Currency Note (FICN). The highest recovery was of fake 100 rupees note. Police sources told Millennium Post that till February, Rs 18,05,420 FICN was recovered and two cases were registered. "We solved two cases and four persons were arrested," police said. Sources further added that around 1551 fake notes of Rs 100 were recovered whereas 743 FICN notes of Rs 2000 recovered. "612 FICN of Rs 200, 507 FICN of Rs 50 recovered," added police sources.
According to Delhi Police Annual Report of last year, city police launched a drive against fake Indian currency notes and associated other agencies like RBI, Customs Department and Intelligence this pursuit. During the year 2018, FICN of Rs 3,33,16,350 crore (approx) was recovered and 33 cases registered. During the year 2016, FICN of Rs 5.74 crore (approx) was recovered and 80 cases registered. During the year 2017, FICN worth Rs 6 crore 59 lakh (approx) was recovered and 46 cases registered.
Recently Special Cell of Delhi Police arrested a key member of international FICN racket. Highly fine quality Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) of Rs 10 lakh, in the denomination of Rs 2,000, were recovered from the possession of arrested Khalik Sheikh. "The recovered FICN appeared to have been printed in a sophisticated printing unit having almost all the security features, including security thread and security watermark. It is very difficult for a common person to distinguish the recovered FICN from original currency," police said.
Last year Delhi Police arrested four persons and recovered FICN of Rs 8.48 lakh in the denomination of Rs 2000/- currency notes. Accused disclosed that after demonetization, they have already circulated more than 60-70 lakh of FICNs in different parts of India including Bihar, Haryana, Delhi & NCR etc.