Malda, November 18: It was a clear message from Prime Minister Narendra Modi against the fake currency merged into Indian economy, has the 'killer radical terrorists' as its prime beneficiaries. The first step taken was to wipe out entire currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 from the Indian economy which rose by 40% between 2011 and 2016, the increase in the number of notes of Rs.500/- denomination was 76% and for Rs.1,000/- denomination was 109% during this period.
Now the security agencies are taking simultaneous steps to capture and destroy the unholy nexus on Indian borders which pumped the fake currency in India from India's troubling neighbours and they spy agencies.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested one Tahir Sk @ Tahir Sekh, Aged around 34 years, a resident of Village Daulapur, Baishnabnagar from the Malda district of West Bengal which cosist the constituency of WB Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee.
The arrest was made on 11.11.2016 from Malda in connection with NIA Case No- RC-06/2015/NIA/DLI on the strength of a Non- Bailable Warrant of Arrest.
The said accused person was involved in the conspiracy for procurement of huge quantity of High-Quality Fake Indian Currency Notes, through the Indo- Bangladesh.
International Border at Daulatpur area under the limits of Baishnabnagar PS, Dist. Malda, having a face value of Rs 64,65,000/- on 07.05.2015, which was intercepted by a team of BSF deployed in the border area.
NIA informs that an earlier investigation into the case revealed that the arrested accused person was a member of the FICN network involved in the transnational procurement of High-Quality FICNs through smuggling and distribution/ pumping the same into the Indian economy.
The said accused person was avoiding the arrest and a Non- bailable Warrant of Arrest was issued by the Ld. Spl. NIA Court, Kolkata, for his direct involvement in the procurement of High-Quality FICNs in the instant case. The Court had sent the arrested accused person to police remand till 19 November.