STF nabs three FICN racketeers
Kolkata: Special Task Force of Kolkata Police nabbed three Fake Indian Currency Note (FICN) racketeers from near a shopping mall beside Sealdah railway station on Thursday morning. Earlier on September 18, police had arrested a FICN racketeer identified as Raju V of Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu from Sealdah area who informed police about the trio arrested on Thursday.
A few months ago, STF officials had recovered a large amount of FICN as well as a huge quantity of narcotics, which were supposed to be delivered to Bangladesh through borders of Bengal. According to police, after arresting Raju, police interrogated him for more information. From his statement STF officials came to know that a new module from Haryana has come up. Based on his statement, a team from STF were keeping a strict vigil in and around Sealdah railway station. Around 10:25 am, the trio identified as Ranvir alias Secretary, Vikas and Sonu Singh of Rohtak in Haryana were spotted. After intercepting them, police searched their luggage and found good amount of money was concealed inside the cloths.
Later the trio was taken to STF police station in Lalbazar where the currency notes were checked and found to be FICN. Later the money was counted and the police found that the trio was carrying 179 notes of Rs 2,000 denomination worth Rs 3.58 lakh. This is the first time police came to know about FICN racketeers from Haryana. The police are also checking whether any other new module has been set up in the illegal trade which smuggles in FICN.
The trio arrested on Thursday is suspected to be the carriers of FICN.
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