Fake Rs 2,000, Rs 500 notes seized by BSF in Bengal, one held

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Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) has seized fake Indian currency notes with a face value of Rs 47,000 in Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 denominations from West Bengal’s Malda district and arrested one person, an official said on Friday.

Acting on a tip-off, the BSF troopers nabbed a suspect on Thursday evening and recovered 14 fake notes of Rs 2,000 and 38 fake notes of Rs 500 from his possession.

“Habizuddin Ali, 28, a resident of Baligaon village in Assam’s Sonitpur district, was apprehended by the BSF from the Malda railway station and fake notes with a face value of Rs 47,000 were seized from him,” the BSF’s South Bengal Frontier said in a statement.

“The apprehended person was handed over to the English Bazar police station along with the seized fake notes,” it said.

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In this year alone, the BSF’s South Bengal Frontier has seized counterfeit Indian currency notes of the face value of Rs 7.23 lakh and apprehended two persons.

–IANS

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