STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
New Delhi, 02 September
With the arrest of three persons, Delhi Police claimed to have busted a racket involved in the supply and circulation of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) in Delhi and NCR and seizure of counterfeit notes with a face value of Rs 6.5 lakh from them.
According to the police, Mohd Farid-Ul-Islam alias Farid (26), Kunja Bihari Pandey (42) and Safiq-Ul-Alam alias Safiq (26), residents of Malda, West Bengal were nabbed by the special cell of Delhi police yesterday after a tip-off that a large consignment of FICNs will be delivered by Farid at New Delhi railway station.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Special Cell Sanjeev Kumar Yadav said, a trap was laid at the vantage points of the New Delhi railway station and Farid was apprehended from outside the station. The checking of his shoulder bag led to recovery of FICN with the face value of Rs 5 lakh in the denomination of Rs 1000.
"During interrogation, they revealed that Farid is involved in procuring and circulating the fake Indian currency notes. He procured this consignment from one Shahjahan, a resident of Malda, West Bengal. He also disclosed that this consignment of FICNs was to be circulated in Delhi and Gurgaon with the help of other conduits Kunja Bihari Pandey, Lal Chand and Safiq-Ul-Alam, said the police.
Accordingly, raids were conducted and his two associates, Kunja Bihari Pandey and Safiq-Ul-Alam alias Safiq, were apprehended. FICNs of the face value of Rs 1 lakh in the denomination of Rs 1,000 was recovered from Pandey while  Rs 50,000 in denomination of Rs 500 was recovered from Safiq.