Kolkata, Sep 11: Counterfeit currency notes of the Rs 2000 with the face value of Rs 6.9 lakh have been recovered from West Bengal’s Malda district, a BSF official said on Sunday.
Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers in Malda’s Churiantpur launched search operation at three places in the region on Saturday and challenged a mob near the Indo-Bangladesh Border Fence (IBBF) when they were trying to collect the fake notes thrown from the Bangladesh side.
“The troopers recovered 345 fake Rs 2000 notes of the face value of Rs 6,90,000, wrapped in plastic packets after searching the area. However, the smugglers managed to flee taking advantage of the darkness,” R.P.S. Jaswal, Deputy Inspector General of BSF’s South Bengal Frontier zone stated in a press release.
Security forces also seized three mobile phones from the spot. The recovered notes and phones were handed over to Kaliachawk police station for further investigations.