Fake Indian Currency Notes of the Rs 2000 denomination with the face value of Rs 6.9 lakh have been seized from West Bengal’s Malda district, a BSF official said on Sunday.
Acting on a tip off, Border Security Force (BSF) troopers in Malda’s Churiantpur ran a special operation at three places in the area on Saturday night and challenged a group of people near the Indo-Bangladesh Border Fence (IBBF) when they were trying to collect the fake notes thrown from the Bangladesh side.
“The troopers recovered 345 fake Rs 2000 notes of the face value of Rs 6,90,000, wrapped in plastic packets after searching the area. However, the smugglers managed to flee taking advantage of the darkness,” R.P.S. Jaswal, Deputy Inspector General of BSF’s South Bengal Frontier zone said in a press release.
“Three mobile phones were also recovered from the place. The seized notes and the mobile phones were handed over to Kaliachawk police station for further legal action,” he added.