West Bengal: FICN worth Rs 5 lakh recovered from Malda

Rupees 1 lakh in fake currency were recently recovered in a raid carried out by the Baishnav Nagar PS and Malda district police.

Malda, the hub of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) racket which has been under the surveillance of NIA, BSF and West Bengal Police Force is set to get another investigative agency to check the illegal activities.

Rupees 1 lakh in fake currency were recently recovered in a raid carried out by the Baishnav Nagar PS and Malda district police.

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Here is what you need to know:

  1. Three 18-year-old boys from Jainpur- Abdul Rashid, Kasim Sheikh And Mojid Sheikh were arrested in the case.
  2. They are slated to appear before the magistrate of Malda District Court today.
  3. The value of fake notes seized in the past two days is over Rs 5 lakh.
  4. In another case, a man named Akbar Ali was arrested on Monday from Dhubri, Assam for possessing fake note of Rs 2000.
  5. The note was caught when he tried to pay for some fruits he bought.
  6. The fruit-seller in Tumni Bazar realised the forgery and informed the police immediately.
  7. Officials say these fake notes have been smuggled in from Bangladesh.
  8. A special team consisting of Malda police and West Bengal Police Force's 17 officers from seven different districts with additional 50 personnel will be formed to strengthen surveillance on border.
  9. Border Security Force is on high alert following seizures of such high amount of fake currency notes.

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With inputs from Bhaskar Roy in Malda

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