BSF nabs smuggler, seizes fake currency worth Rs 2 lakh
Kolkata: The Border Security Force (BSF) on Monday night seized fake currency notes worth Rs 2 lakh and apprehended a resident of Baishnabnagar, Malda in this connection. The fake notes seized from the accused were all of Rs 2,000 denomination.
According to a senior BSF official, they had received information regarding fake currency smuggling in the Dhulian Ghat (ferry point) area under Malda sector. A special operation was carried out on the basis of the information and the team observed suspicious movement of a person near Hazil Tula at Nepal Hat towards Dhulian Ghat.
He was asked to stop for searching but he tried to escape, when he was chased and then nabbed. The fake currency notes were recovered from inside his underwear. The arrested person has been identified as Bishnu Pada Biswas (47) of Devnapur village under Baishnabnagar police station in Malda. "The paper and security features of the seized currency is of a very high quality," a senior BSF official said.
It may be mentioned that keeping in view the vulnerability of the border from a smuggling point of view, P S R Anjaneyulu, Inspector General, BSF South Bengal Frontier, has issued operational guidelines to further strengthen border domination so as to effectively check the menace of smuggling and other activities of anti-national elements on the South Bengal border with Bangladesh.
Accordingly, field commanders ensure implementation of these instructions to maintain extra vigil on the border to thwart the attempts of smugglers. During this year, BSF South Bengal Frontier has seized Rs 55,88,000 in fake currency and has apprehended 9 fake currency racketeers.