Kolkata, February 20: Border Security Force (BSF) personals have seized 96 thousand rupees fake Indian currency note from a man who was apprehended along the Indo-Bangla border in Malda town of West Bengal on Sunday.BSF Officials said that 48 Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) of Rs 2,000 new notes detained from Baishnabnagar area of Malda near National Highway-34, as part of an intelligence based operation. The BSF said it apprehended Nadia resident Shariful Shah (32) with the cache as he was allegedly carrying the notes and was attempting to board a bus from the highway.
"The quality of the 48 Rs 2,000 notes, with the face value of Rs 96,000, is better than what was seized by the force sometime back along the India-Bangladesh International Border last week when 100 such notes were seized," they said. More details about the quality of notes will be ascertained by concerned agencies, the BSF said.
Shah has been handed over to Malda police for further interrogation about the source of fake notes of Rs 2,000. Also Cash worth Rs 820, a mobile phone and an Aadhaar card was also seized from his possession," they said.
This is the second such seizure along the South Bengal frontier of the Border Security Force that comprises five border towns of West Bengal. Last week, the force had seized a packet of similar fake currency notes containing 100 notes of Rs 2,000 from a mango orchard in the border town of Malda.