Border Security Force arrested a person, carrying Rs 92000 wortk of fake currency, in Rs 2000 note denomination. Fake currency has been reportedely seized by BSF personnel guarding the border area, BSF official said in a statement. Malda district is in close proximity with Bangladesh.
Based on a tip-off, the BSF troopers from Malda district’s Kaliachawk kept vigil at three important intersections in the area since Sunday afternoon and detained a man with fake notes from near Baliadanga in the evening, an official said.
Samayon (40), a resident of Kaliachawk’s Mohabatpur village, was detained by the BSF around 7.40 p.m. on Sunday, ARPS Jaswal, Director General of BSF’s South Bengal Frontier. said in a press release. A bundle of 46 fake 2000 notes of value 92.000 were seized from him. 2000 rupee notes were introduced post demonetization and were hailed by the ruling Indian Government for being nearly impossible to replicate. Similarity and differences of caught fake rupee notes with the original one is unreported.
The apprehended man and the seized FICN (fake Indian currency notes) have been handed over to Kaliachawk police station for further legal action, he added. So far in 2017, the south Bengal frontier of the BSF has seized fake Indian currency notes of the face value of Rs 30.84 lakh and caught five men, the BSF said.