Delhi Police seizes fake Rs 2,000 notes with face value of Rs 6 lakh; two 'linked' to international racket arrested

New Delhi: Two persons allegedly linked to an international fake Indian currency racket were arrested and fake notes with a face value of Rs 6 lakh in Rs 2,000-denomination seized from them, the police said on Wednesday.

 Delhi Police seizes fake Rs 2,000 notes with face value of Rs 6 lakh; two linked to international racket arrested

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The Special Cell unit of the Delhi Police learnt that the Fake Indian Currency Note (FICN) was being smuggled to Malda, West Bengal, through the porous Indo-Bangladesh border. From Malda, it was being distributed to FICN racketeers in various parts of the country, including Delhi, the police said.

On 29 September, it was learnt that a key member of the syndicate would come near Shantivan Chowk here to deliver a big consignment of fake currency notes to a buyer in Delhi. A trap was laid and a man named Jahiruddin, 52, arrived there and started waiting for the buyer. He was about to leave when nobody turned up, but was overpowered and fake currency worth Rs 5.5 lakh was seized from him, the police said.

On Tuesday, another person of the syndicate named Kranti Chaudhary, 35, was arrested and fake currency worth Rs 50,000 was seized from him, they said. Chaudhary, who was arrested from Betiah, Bihar, revealed that he used to procure the fake currency from one supplier from Malda, West Bengal. The Malda-based supplier used to procure the fake notes from Bangladesh, said Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell).

Chaudhary also revealed that he procures FICN from Nepal. He has been involved in supplying FICN for 15 years. He disclosed that he had supplied FICN to various persons in Delhi, UP, Haryana and Punjab, etc, police said. During interrogation, Jahiruddin revealed that he has been involved in transportation and circulation of fake currency notes for 20 years. He told the police that after demonetisation last year, the supply of FICN was halted, the DCP said.

Jahiruddin also revealed that he procured FICN from Chaudhary. He paid Rs 45 for Rs 100 in fake currency to Chaudhary and charged Rs 55 for Rs 100 in fake currency from his buyers.

He said that he has already delivered about seven-eight consignments of FICN amounting to Rs 40 lakh in Delhi, he said.

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Updated Date: Oct 04, 2017 22:03:55 IST