New Delhi, Feb 13: Keeping aside all the so called statements that the new notes can not be replicated most of the features of Indian new currency notes of Rs 2000 including the transparent area, Ashoka Pillar Emblem, watermark, guarantee clause with Urjit Patel’s signature, the letters of ‘Rs 2000’ on the left and the Devanagari font were replicated in the fake notes.
Just two months passed to demonetisation, and smugglers in bordering areas of Pakistan are ready with the fake currency notes of Rs 2000.
National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Border Security Force (BSF) on February 8 arrested Azizur Rahman from Murshidabad who according to sources, was carrying 40 counterfeit currency of 2000 rupee notes.
For each fake note of 2000 rupee, smugglers had to pay Rs 400-600 in genuine currency, The Indian Express reported.
Surprisingly, Azizur Rahman, who hails from Malda, West Bengal revealed in the investigation that the notes have been printed in Pakistan with the help of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and it is supplied to India via Bangladesh.
Although the quality of the fake notes supplied is not good, but it is better than the earlier fake notes seized by the NIA, the report further said.
Earlier last month in a similar incident of fake currency a man was arrested with fake currency near the border area.
The Modi-led BJP government is already into controversies after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on February 3 stated that only about Rs 19.5 crore fake currency has been detected during the exchange and deposit of the scrapped 500 and 1000 currency notes. The fake notes collected represents only 0.0016% of the 12.44 lakh crore figure.