Cops question man held with fake notes worth Rs 2.5 lakh
Kolkata: The Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police nabbed a Fake Indian Currency Note (FICN) racketeer on Thursday night near Sealdah railway station. He was carrying FICN worth Rs 2.5 lakh.
According to sources, on Thursday afternoon sleuths got a tip-off that a person from Malda has reached Kolkata to deal in FICN. Working on the information members of anti-FICN team of the STF came to know that the suspect will come to Sealdah railway station area for the deal.
Immediately, sleuths went to the area and started keeping strong vigil in and around the Sealdah railway station. Meanwhile, one of the official of the STF team got a call from his sources stating the location of the suspect.
After being informed, the team rushed to the spot near Sealdah station and surrounded the suspect identified as Sahabul Shaikh of Kaliachak in Malda.
During search sleuths found several Indian currency notes of Rs 2,000 denomination. Though it looked like original, sleuths had some doubts. Shaikh along with the notes was taken to the STF facility in Lalbazar.
There sleuths checked the notes thoroughly and made sure that those are the fake ones. Shaikh was arrested immediately.
After counting the money it was found that he was carrying 125 fake notes of Rs 2,000 denominations. Sleuths are interrogating him to nab the receiver of the fake notes.