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Rs 3.96 lakh in fake notes seized along India-Bangladesh border

The counterfeit notes were seized from West Bengal’s Malda district.

india Updated: Nov 04, 2017 18:36 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Kolkata
India-Bangladesh border,West Bengal,Malda district
Counterfeit Rs 2000 notes recovered Delhi Police in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo/Representative image)

Security agencies have seized fake Rs 2,000 notes with a face value of Rs 3.96 lakh along the India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal’s Malda district.

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) and the Border Security Force (BSF) conducted the operation in the Charianantpur area of Malda on Friday.

“The DRI had gathered intelligence about the movement of fake currency notes. Asikul Sekh was intercepted with 198 fake bills of Rs 2,000 when he was boarding a train. He was arrested by DRI sleuths,” a senior official said.

Sekh is a resident of Charianantpur.

A joint search was subsequently conducted by the DRI and the BSF in that area for further leads, a senior official said.

He said it is suspected that the consignment of counterfeit notes had come from across the border.

First Published: Nov 04, 2017 18:35 IST