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BSF seizes fake currency of Rs.2000 notes worth 2 lakh from West Bengal's Malda

 2017-02-15 14:55:32.0

BSF seizes fake currency of Rs.2000 notes worth 2 lakh from West Bengals Malda

New Delhi: The border Security Force (BSF) has seized fake Indian currency notes(FICN) worth 2 lakh rupees from West Bengals Malda district after it thwarted a bid to smuggle fake currency into from across Bangladesh.

A special team of BSF personnel of (24 battalion of BSF) was formed to crack down on this gang of smugglers. In the early hours today at around 2 pm, a Special Operation party of BSF observed some movement of miscreants in a mango orchard along the International Border with Bangladesh near Duisata Bigi village of Churiantpur out post.

While the fake currency smuggler managed to flee the spot in under the cover of darkness and the orchard, the team of BSF officials seized a packet left behind containing 100 fake notes of 2000 denomination amounting to Rs.2,00,ooo he threw inside the Indian territory.

On Sep 19, 2015 the BSF seized FICN from faruq , who was wanted by the NIA in a prfevious smuggling of FICN worth Rs. 5,94,000.Three fake notes of 2000 rupees and one mobile phone were recovered from his possession.

The FICN racketeers were trying to smuggle into the country a consignment of new faake notes. This seizure is similar to the one recently made by the police and the NIA. The seized notes have been handed over to Kalachak police station in Maland district for further legal action.

The BSF South Bengal Frontier had seized FICN to the tune of approximatley Rs. 1.5 crore, (Rs. 1,47,70,500 to be precise) in 2016, and arrested 19 people involved.


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