BSF recovers fake notes worth nearly Rs 7 lakh
The Border Security Force (BSF) have recovered fake currency notes of Rs 2,000 denomination worth close to Rs seven lakh from the Indo-Bangla border under Vaishnabnagar police station late Monday night.
Acting on a tip-off, the BSF and local police raided Churianantapur village and conducted raids along the border. They recovered a packet from near gate 179. The fake currency notes were found inside the packet. 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. Police also found that the fake currency makers have 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. 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.
Investigators believe that fake notes came in from Bangladesh, more specifically from the Malda-Murshidabad border. They are not ruling out the possibility of the river being used to bring in the currency notes.
After starting an investigation, police came to know the names of some persons who might have been involved in running the fake currency notes racket. Police are not divulging the names of the accused for the sake of investigation. Meanwhile, the cops also came to know that some of the accused were from Bangladesh and raids are on at various places to nab them.