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Fake currency seized from Bangladeshis

india Updated: May 19, 2007 21:04 IST

The Kranti chowk police on Saturday arrested two Bangladeshis from a hotel near railway station here and found in their possession over rupees four lakh of fake Indian currency notes.



Though police have so far ruled out any possibility of the two being linked with any terrorists' outfits, the arrival of Inspector General of Police Subodh Kumar Jaiswal, senior Anti Terrorists Squad cop, here to direct investigations into the case has led to speculations that there could much more than circulation of fake currency notes in the case.



Talking to

Hindustan Times

Inspector SV Dabewar said it was while on special night vigil, undertaken after the Hyderabad blast, that the two Bangladeshi were detected at Hotel Punjab, near railway station in Aurangabad.



"When our special squad reached the hotel, we found it occupied by only one Bangladeshi. Further questions lead to the second one, who was away at that moment. But still there seemed nothing unusual about the two and so we decided to conduct a search on them. Soon we found the fake currency notes, (220 of of 1000 denomination and 60 of 500 denomination) neatly placed between the hard covers of a book whose pages had been removed top make room for the money.



The police have also found that one while one of the Bangladeshi on his fourteenth visit to the country since 2001, the other was overstaying his allotted time here.



From the counterfoils of bank payment receipts in possession of the two the police have learnt that they had deposited an amount of Rs 15000 into a UTI bank account through one of its ATMs in the town.



The two have been booked under section 120 (B), 420, 489, (B), 489 (C) of the IPC and section 3 (B), 4 (I), 8 and 14 of the foreigners act 1946.