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

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.(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.