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Bangladeh woman linked with fake currency racket arrested by NIA in Agra

The woman, identified as Fatima, 42, is a citizen of Bangladesh. She had been residing in Agra after marrying a local named Goonga at the age of 14.

india Updated: Feb 17, 2017 12:00 IST
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Fake Rs 2,000 bills are entering India through Bangladesh, three months after the newly minted banknote was introduced following the Narendra Modi government’s demonetisation drive.
Fake Rs 2,000 bills are entering India through Bangladesh, three months after the newly minted banknote was introduced following the Narendra Modi government’s demonetisation drive.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo )

A team of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested a woman linked with a fake currency racket in Kolkata, from Susheel Nagar area under Itimad-ud-daula police station of Agra on Thursday.

The NIA team had earlier made various arrests in this connection.

The woman, identified as Fatima, 42, is a citizen of Bangladesh. She had been residing in Agra after marrying a local named Goonga at the age of 14.

“The team of NIA from Kolkata arrested the lady identified as Fatima and took her to Itimad-ud-daula police station. This arrest is linked with the earlier arrests made in connection with a fake currency racket,” said circle officer, Chhatta police in Agra, BS Tyagi.

The NIA had earlier arrested Anar-ul-Islam from Bangladesh, kingpin of fake currency network, from Kolkata.

Later, fake currency with the face value of Rs 8 lakh was recovered on the basis of clues provided by him. Anar-ul-Islam was earlier arrested from Firozabad in 2008 and remained in jail till 2014.