West Bengal: BSF seizes fake notes of Rs 2000 worth Rs 2,00,000

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Malda | Published: February 17, 2017 6:09:13 PM

In yet another seizure of fake notes in the country, the BSF has today seized Rs 2,000 notes worth Rs 2,00,000 in the West Bengal district of Malda.

On Wednesday the Border Security Force (BSF) Farakka seized 100 Rs 2000 fake currency notes from Malda’s Baisnabnagar Indo-Bangla border area. (ANI)On Wednesday the Border Security Force (BSF) Farakka seized 100 Rs 2000 fake currency notes from Malda’s Baisnabnagar Indo-Bangla border area. (ANI)

In yet another seizure of fake notes in the country, the BSF has today seized Rs 2,000 notes worth Rs 2,00,000 in the West Bengal district of Malda. Yesterday, the NIA had arrested a woman for her alleged role in the procurement and circulation of high quality Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN), areport by ANI had said.

On Wednesday the Border Security Force (BSF) Farakka seized 100 Rs 2000 fake currency notes from Malda’s Baisnabnagar Indo-Bangla border area. These seizures and arrests have made headlines and jolted the note-ban drive. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation drive was also aimed at eradicating counterfeit currency – the new Rs 2000 notes were touted as difficult to copy.

The first reported case of smuggling fake currency was in the last week of December. Recently, a 26-year-old man, who hails from Malda in West Bengal, was arrested in Murshidabad for carrying 40 fake notes of Rs 2,000 denomination. The fake notes are being printed allegedly by Inter-Services Intelligence in Pakistan and one is paid Rs 400-600 for each fake note.

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According to a report in ‘The Indian Express’ it has taken barely two months for Pakistan-based counterfeiters to come out with fake Rs 2,000 notes. Punjab used to be the permeable border but now the money is being pumped into the country via the India-Bangladesh border. The shocking details surfaced following recent arrests and seizures made by NIA and Border Security Force (BSF), the report says.

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