With increase in the number of cases of fake currency busted in the state, investigators from the National Investigation Agency (NIA) will give lessons to state police sleuths on investigating counterfeit currency that has been in circulation.
After busting several cases of fake currency in the state, director general of police B Kamal Kumar had shot off a letter seeking assistance from NIA in investigating fake currency cases.Besides, NIA had sought help from Central Economic Intelligence Bureau (CEIB) to track the routes of fake currency.
“The amount of seizure may not be high, but the problem of fake currency percolation is increasing,” said Kumar.
During the past six months, the police busted seven cases of fake currency in different towns of Kullu, Mandi, Una, Chamba, Kangra and Solan.
The police seized Rs 25 lakh. Both the agencies - NIA and CEIB - are the nodule agencies dealing with fake currency notes,” he said.
In a case in Una district, the police found that the money was being routed through Thailand. The operative arrested had told the sleuths that the kingpin was based in Thailand.
Inspector general of police in NIA Ramashastri will deliver a lecture at the police headquarters on tracking the fake currency route on Thursday.
It is likely that the Himachal police will also request the NIA to train its cops in fake currency investigations.