Kolkata, June 18: The Border Security Force has seized fake Indian currency notes of the face value of Rs 1,96,000 in Rs 2,000 denominations from West Bengal’s Malda district and arrested one person, an official said on Sunday.
Acting on a tip off, troopers of border outpost Sabdalpur detained a suspect on Saturday evening and recovered the fake Rs 2,000 notes from him.
“Nijimul Haque, 20, a resident of Ghera Bhagabanpur village of Malda was arrested by the BSF near the border area and 98 fake Rs 2,000 notes of the face value of Rs 1.96 lakh were seized from him,” the BSF’s South Bengal frontier said in a press release.
“The apprehended was handed over to the Baishnabnagar police station along with the seized fake notes,” it said.
Personnel of the BSF’s South Bengal Frontier has seized counterfeit Indian currency notes of the face value of Rs 29.92 lakh and apprehended four FICN smugglers so far in 2017.