Kolkata Police today busted a fake currency racket and arrested five men. Police recovered fake Rs 2000 notes worth over Rs 56 lakh from Fancy Market in Khiddepore in Kolkata.
The accused have been identified as Mamur Mollah, Sheikh Eklash Ahmed, Sheikh Abdul Kalam Azad, Syed Rehan and Balai Mandal.
HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED
- The five accused had gone to buy a mobile phone from Fancy market, where they paid using the fake notes.
- The suspicious shopkeeper informed the police.
- Mamaur Mollah who is from Joypur was carrying about Rs 26,30,000, Sheikh Eklash Ahmed had Rs 12,20,000 and Sheikh Abdul Kalam Azad from Domjur Howrah was Rs 8,10,000, Syed Rehan has Rs 6,08,000 thousand and Balai Mandal from Bankura was carrying Rs 4,06,000.
- The money was in fake Rs 2000 notes with State Bank of India's tag on it.
- The seized notes have been sent to Nashik for further investigation and the accused will be produced in court tomorrow.
- Accused had been working in different cities across the country and were involved in smuggling gold
- Police is still investigating the matter.