BSF seizes fake currency worth around Rs 9 lakh
Kolkata: Border Security Force (BSF) recovered fake Bangladeshi currency notes worth nearly Rs 9 lakh in Indian currency.
None has been arrested so far in this connection. Acting on a tip off, the BSF jawans on Sunday night raided Mahidpur area along the Indo-Bangladesh border in Malda.
The accused were trying to smuggle the fake Bangladeshi currency into India.
The currency notes were wrapped in a plastic packet.
The accused were roaming in the border areas aimlessly when the BSF jawans chased them. After seeing the BSF jawans, the accused fled the spot
leaving the plastic on spot.
The BSF jawans were conducting a vigil in the bordering areas of Malda when they saw the accused loitering in the area.
They had specific information that there might be a smuggling attempt.
The seized currency notes were later handed over to the Customs. Although they managed to seize the fake currencies, they failed to get hold of the accused who
disappeared in the darkness.
Police and BSF suspect that the fake notes were being smuggled into the country from Bangladesh through districts like Malda and Murshidabad.
According to police, Malda and Murshidabad have become a corridor for smuggling of fake currency notes.
Police in these two districts have become more vigilant as a result of these episodes and people involved in smuggling of fake currencies have been arrested
on past few incidents.
It may be recalled that a few months ago, police had seized fake currency notes to the tune of Rs one lakh from Malda and had arrested two persons with firearms and cartridges in their possession.
Police are also probing if the incidents have any connection with the past incidents.