Two fake note racketeers arrested near Sahid Minar
Kolkata: Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police has nabbed two Fake Indian Currency Note (FICN) racketeer from near Sahid Minar on Monday afternoon.
They were carrying FICN worth Rs 2 lakh.
According to sources, as the last phase of Lok Sabha Elections is getting closer, sleuths were keeping a strict vigil for possible FICN smuggling.
Recently, huge amount of unaccounted cash was seized by the Kolkata Police. It was suspected that FICN racketeers might arrive in the city to circulate fake currency.
On Tuesday morning, Special Task Force sleuths got a tip-off that some FICN racketeers had come to Kolkata.
Working on the information, the Special Task Force sleuths were keeping a close watch in and around the Sahid Minar. Around 4:10 pm, two persons were seen whose activities were found to be suspicious.
When sleuths asked them to stop, both the accused tried to give cops a slip.
They were immediately detained. While checking their bags, sleuths found huge amount of money.
Immediately, both the accused identified as Mani Govindan and Velu Mallappan of Dharmapuri district in Tamil Nadu were taken to Lalbazar. Later sleuths found that the currency notes found from them were fake. Later, the duo were arrested. They were carrying 100 notes of Rs 2000 denomination worth Rs 2 lakh.