The special cell of Delhi Police has busted a Bangladesh-based syndicate involved in pumping and circulating fake Indian currency notes (FICN), allegedly printed in Pakistan, in different cities of India.
Four members of the organised syndicate that is being headed by one Shah Jahan, a native of Bengal now settled in Bangladesh, have been arrested and a total fake notes of Rs. 16 lakh and Rs. 2 lakh genuine Indian currency notes were recovered from them.
Police said the recovered fake notes are in the denomination of R 1000 and Rs. 500.The arrested persons have been identified as Anand Tarapedo Bahg, Mohammad Babar, Gopal Laxman Mithapara and Dinesh Gorasava. While Babar hails from Malda district in West Bengal, Bahg and Mithapara are from Mumbai. Gorasava is a native of Ahmedabad who is now settled in Mumbai, said the police.
SN Shrivastava, special CP (special cell), said the recovered fake Indian currency notes are of very fine quality and because of this we suspect that they were printed in Pakistan. The arrests, Shrivastava said, came following an operation, which was launched two months ago by the special cell to bust the syndicate involved in pumping and circulating fake notes in India.
“During the operation, we tracked a syndicate based in Malda for such activities. The gang used to obtain currency notes printed in Pakistan through Bangladesh border and then circulated them through various people across India.
The members of the syndicate from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan used to collect the consignment of fake notes from Kolkata and Malda and then the same was distributed in their respective areas,” he said.
Two of the accused - Mithapara and Gorasava - were apprehended from Delhi’s Connaught Place on June 19 with fake currency notes worth Rs. 8 lakh.