Fake currency totaling to the value of Rs. 9,70,000 lakh have been sized from along the India- Bangladesh border in West Bengal’s Malda district, said the BSF on the 7th of November.
Iqramul Seikh (50), a resident of Kaliachak in Malda, has been apprehended by the BSF after fake notes were allegedly seized from him on Monday night.
Sheikh was nabbed as part of a special operation planned by the Border Security Force to check the fake Indian currency notes (FICN) menace along the Indo-Bangla border.
“A total of 485 fake notes of Rs 2,000 were seized from Seikh. The face value of the seized currency is Rs 9.70 lakh,” the officer said. the man has been handed over to the local police.
It has been reported that the BSF, in the area of the south Bengal frontier, has seized FICN of the face value of Rs 53.56 lakh and has apprehended seven smugglers this year