Fake currency with a face value of more than Rs 15 lakh has been seized along the Indian borders with Bangladesh and Myanmar post demonetisation, the Centre told Parliament on Wednesday.
Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said in a written reply in Rajya Sabha that till now Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) of the face value of Rs 14.76 lakh have been seized from the Malda district while another such haul of Rs 1 lakh has been made from the Murshidabad district, both along the Indo-Bangla border in West Bengal.
He said that another Rs 1,000 worth of fake notes were seized from Tamenglong district of Manipur along the Indo-Myanmar border during the same period.
When asked whether out of the 220-km of the border area in Malda, only 150-km was fenced, Rijiju said “Some portion of Indo-Bangladesh border in Malda district is unfenced due to low lying or riverine areas, pending land acquisition etc.”
“The government of India has decided to plug the gaps along the Indo-Bangladesh border by means of physical and non-physical barriers,” he said.