Border Security Force personnel seized fake Indian currency notes (FICN) of face value of Rs 9.45 lakh from Bengal’s Malda district on Thursday, an official said.
Acting on a tip off, the Border Security Force troopers conducted an ambush operation near border outpost Churiantpur at around 4.30 pm.
“During the vigil, suspicious operations were observed on the Bangladesh side of Indo-Bangladesh border and some miscreants from Bangladesh side threw a bundle over the international border to the Indian side,” A BSF release said.
When challenged by the security personnel, the miscreants on the Indian side fled without collecting the money.
“The ambush party searched the place and recovered FICN of face value of Rs 9.45 lakh from the spot,” he said.
It may be mentioned that a smuggler was arrested by the Border Security Force (BSF) on October 20. Police said that the arrested Shekh Jamal was a Bangladeshi national. He was the resident of Barishal. He had liked with city based smuggling racket. Jamal was taken to court and he was remanded to police custody.
The police sources have confirmed that the relatives of Jamal were caught red handed by the air intelligence wing of custom at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata.
Those relatives were arrested with gold ornaments worth Rs 30 lakh 86 thousand. The airport source confirmed that 995 grams of gold ornaments were recovered from the person Sunday night.
The police also recovered 955 grams of gold bars from Jamal.