India, Bangladesh to jointly combat smuggling of fake currency

New Delhi, Feb. 24 (ANI): India and Bangladesh have reiterated their resolve to combat the debilitating economic effects of the trade in Fake Currency Notes (FCNs) in both the countries.

The decision was taken at the third Indo-Bangladesh Joint Task Force meeting at the NIA headquarters to prevent smuggling and circulation of FCNs.

A 10-member Bangladesh delegation was led by Deputy Inspector General, CID, Md. Saiful Alam.

The Indian delegation, led by NIA Inspector General Sanjeev Kumar Singh, comprised representatives from the police forces of states bordering Bangladesh as well as Central Law Enforcement Agencies.

Both the countries agreed to share intelligence and information on a real time basis on the activities of the syndicates and operatives involved in smuggling of FCNs.

The Joint Task Force also exchanged contact details of Superintendents of Police of the districts on international border on the either side, to enhance their connectivity and a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) was mutually adopted to enhance cooperation between both the sides.

The SOP has been signed in pursuance of the MoU signed in June, 2015 to combat the smuggling of Fake Currency Notes which was signed by the Home Secretaries of the two countries during the visit of Prime Minister to Dhaka last year.

Both the sides further expressed their satisfaction with the progress made and it was decided to hold the next meeting of JTF in Bangladesh. (ANI)

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