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Fake Rs 2,000 notes seized by BSF, one arrested

IANS | Kolkata |

The Border Security Force has seized fake Indian currency notes of the face value of Rs two lakh in Rs 2,000 denominations from West Bengal’s Malda district and arrested one person, an official said on Tuesday.

Acting on a tip off, BSF troopers apprehended a suspect on Monday evening and recovered the fake Rs 2,000 notes from him.

“Bishnu Pada Biswas, 47, a resident of Par Devnapur village of Malda was arrested by the BSF in Dhulian ghat (ferry point) area in Malda sector and 100 fake Rs 2,000 notes of the face value of Rs 2 lakh were seized from him,” the BSF’s South Bengal frontier said in a press release.

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

Personnel of the BSF’s South Bengal Frontier has seized counterfeit Indian currency notes of the face value of Rs 55.88 lakh and apprehended nine fake currency smugglers so far in 2017.