Fake currency smuggler held with Rs 3.5 lakh
Kolkata: The state Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested a FICN dealer from Raghunathgunj in Mursidabad late on
The accused Ismael Sheikh (36) of Teghori village was apprehended on the basis of a detailed source information.
Fake currency worth Rs 3.5 lakh were seized from the possession of the accused.
"Our ATS cell conducted a raid on the basis of information from a credible source and recovered 175 notes of Rs 2000 from the accused. The raid was conducted at around 2 am," said Nishat Pervez, deputy inspector general (DIG), CID operations.
The sleuths added that the accused will be taken into custody and grilled further to know to who he was supposed to deliver the consignment.
"We sniff a big racket in this and we have to unearth it," a senior CID official said.
A mobile phone has also been seized from Ismail. We are checking the call details of the mobile phone which we feel will be important for further probe of the case," the official added.
It may be mentioned that Murshidabad has been found to be a gateway for smuggling of FICN across the Bangladesh border. So, the sleuths are not ruling out the possibility that the haul has a Bangladeshi connection.
"The quality of the notes are fine and almost all the features have been copied in the best possible way. For a common man, it is extremely difficult to differentiate between the real and fake notes," the official added.