2 Arrested in West Bengal in Relation to Fake Currency
Both of the accused are said to hail from the Barpeta District of Assam.
KOLKATA: Two people with origins in Assam were arrested from Kokalta in relation to the circulation of counterfeit Indian currency. Fake Indian Currency Notes worth more than Rs 10 lakh were also intercepted by the police.
According to reports, a Special Task Forces team of West Bengal police carried out an operation that led to the arrest of two individuals. The official reports mention the names of the accused as one Abdul Rejjak Khan aged 40 years and one Shahar Ali aged 43 years. Both of the accused persons are said to hail from the Barpeta District of Assam.
The official statement also mentioned that a police team with the Anti-Fake Indian Currency Notes squad received a tip regarding the presence of the fake currency. Based on the information, the team carried out an operation near the crossing on Dufferin Road and Mayo Road. The region falls under the Police Station area of Maidan in the capital of West Bengal. Fake Rs 500 notes worth Rs 10 lakh were recovered in the raid in the early afternoon of Monday.
"Yesterday i.e, on 30/01/2023 afternoon at about 12:45 hrs, acting on a credible source information the Anti-FICN team of STF successfully apprehended two Assam based notorious counterfeit currency racketeers from Dufferin Road near Dufferin Road and Mayo Road crossing, under Maidan PS area. During the search, a huge amount of high-quality counterfeit Indian currency notes of Rs 500/- denomination each, amounting to Rs 10,00,000/- (Rs500/- x 2000 pcs) were recovered and seized in total from their possession," the official statement read.
West Bengal police recovered the cash from the duo and arrested them. A case was also registered against them under Sections 120B, 489B and 489 C of the Indian Penal Code. They were also scheduled to be produced before the Court of Ld. C.M.M Bankshall in Kolkata for proceeding with the case.
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