Fake currency worth Rs 2L seized from Malda
Kolkata: Border Security Force recovered fake currency notes worth Rs 2 lakh in denominations
of Rs 2,000 from Vaishnabnagar area of Malda
on late Sunday night.
None was arrested so far in the incident as the two accused who were carrying the bag containing the fake currency notes fled the spot
on a motorcycle after they saw the BSF jawans conducting vigil in the bordering areas of Malda.
Acting on a tip-off, the BSF jawans were conducting raids in the Viashnabnagar area. They had specific information that there might be a smuggling attempt.
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.
Dhulian area of Samsergunj has 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 are being arrested at
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 probing if the incidents are linked and have started a detailed probe in this regard.