Fake currency note racketeer nabbed from Esplanade bus terminus
Kolkata: The Special Task Force of Kolkata Police has nabbed another Fake Indian Currency Note (FICN) racketeer from Esplanade bus terminus on Sunday morning.
The accused identified as Jhullu Rahman of Kaliachak in Malda was arrested on the basis of a source information and statement of
another FICN racketeer, who was arrested earlier. STF seized huge amount of fake currency notes for the fourth time in three weeks.
According to a source, on March 9, STF personnel had nabbed two fake currency note racketeers from Chandni Chowk area based on a source information.
The duo identified as Dipak Mandal alias Bhola and Joy Mandal was intercepted and questioned. On suspicion, police checked the bag the duo was carrying and found 400 notes of Rs 2,000 denomination worth Rs 8 lakh.
After taking them in custody, STF personnel interrogated both Dipak and Joy and came up with another name.
Later on March 18, sleuths arrested one Tofajul Hoque of Malda form in Moulali area under Entally police station's jurisdiction. During search, police found 100 pieces of FICN of Rs 2,000 denomination worth Rs 2 lakh from his possession. While interrogating Tofajul, sleuths came to know that another FICN racketeer will come to Kolkata soon. Working on the information, sleuths got a tip-off that the said person will arrive at the Esplanade bus terminus.
Based on the information, STF sleuths had kept an eye on the area. When Rahman was located sleuths surrounded him. The bag, which he was carrying, was searched and 90 pieces of Rs 2000 denomination worth Rs 1.8 lakh was found and seized. Rahman was immediately arrested.
Kolkata Police are taking the FICN-related issues seriously because since the past a few months several persons were arrested with good amount of fake notes. Also, police are keeping strict vigil across the city to prevent circulation of fake currency notes as the Lok Sabha Election 2019 is round the corner.