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Fake Indian currency notes seized, two including woman arrested

Delhi Police Special Cell has arrested two persons including a woman who are the members of an international Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) racket. Fake currency amounting Rs 3 lakhs in denomination of 1,000 have been recovered from their possession, police said on Monday.

The arrested persons have been identified as Neetu (34), a resident of Ghaziabad and Salim Sheikh (23), who hails from West Bengal. According to police, the recovered currency notes have most of the security features and it’s very difficult to differentiate them from the genuine notes with naked eyes. Also, the new security features that the government introduces are also quickly updated in these fake currency notes before supplying them.

During interrogation, Salim Sheikh told that the fake currency notes are being pushed into India by Pakistan through the porous Indo-Bangla Border. He also told that exchange of fake currency through Nepal border is also a channel of pumping FICN into Malda, West Bengal.

The police claimed that for the last four months, they were receiving inputs about illegal activities of FICN racketeers in various parts of the country including Delhi, UP and Bihar. The duo were apprehended from a DTC bus depot in Seemapuri.

Later, it was learnt that Neetu, who used to circulate the fake currency in the market, earlier used to work with an NGO involved in giving injections to prevent Hepatitis-B. She then met one Munna, a resident of Malda who lured her into this. Munna was arrested one year ago in Bihar, after which she started taking the FICN from one Nasruddin of Malda. The other accused person, Salim Sheikh, is a carrier of Nasiruddin.
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