Fake currency worth Rs 4L seized, one arrested
Kolkata: Malda police have busted a fake currency racket and arrested the kingpin. Sources said the currency notes with a face value of nearly Rs 4 lakh have been recovered from the accused.
Acting on a tip-off, police raided an area at Rathbari under the English Bazar police station late on Tuesday evening and arrested one Jalil Seikh (23) for his alleged involvement in the incident.
Police have recovered fake currency notes worth nearly Rs 4 lakh of 2000 denomination. During interrogation, police came to know that the accused is a resident of Vaishnabnagar area of Malda.
They are investigating if the accused were part of international racket.
According to preliminary investigation, police suspect that a few others might also be involved in the fake currency racket.
Acting on a tip off, police conducted raid knowing that the accused was supposed to assemble there on Tuesday night.
Police knew that the currency notes were taken to Malda. They also suspect that the notes might have smuggled into the country through Bangladesh.
The accused have been booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code on charges of circulating fake currency notes. The cops have interrogated the accused to know about the modus operandi.
Police have started a probe to know where the accused got the fake currencies from.
It may be mentioned here that police had recovered fake currency notes from Malda a month ago and had arrested the accused.
The investigating officer was investigating if the two incidents had any link.