BSF jawans recover fake notes worth Rs 7 lakh
In a major breakthrough, Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday night recovered counterfeit high value Indian currency worth Rs 7 lakh from Anantapur area of Kaliachak in Malda.
The fake currency notes were of Rs 2,000 denomination. During their vigil, some of the BSF jawans found a plastic bag lying along the Indo-Bangladesh border. Upon inspection, they found the fake currency notes wrapped inside the packet.
Police have started a case in this regard and a probe has been initiated. No one has been arrested in this connection so far. It is suspected that the people involved in smuggling fake currency notes might have fled after apprehending a raid. The sleuths were trying to locate the source from where the fake notes came to India. Police have started an investigation in this regard. According to the preliminary investigation, the investigators believe that the notes were made in Bangladesh. Police have seized fake currency notes from various parts of Malda on a few occasions in the last couple of months.
The BSF officials suspect that some members of fake currency notes were trying to smuggle the fake currency notes. They were trying to smuggle the fake currency notes into the country but fled the spot in fear of being caught. Police are conducting raids to nab the culprits who were involved in the fake currency smuggling racket. Police were investigating which route the smugglers had used to smuggle in the fake currency notes.
After starting an investigation, police also found that the fake currency makers successfully copied the security features that the Centre had claimed would be hard to copy.
It may be mentioned that a few months ago, police arrested a person on the charges of stocking counterfeit Indian currency from Rathbari in Malda.