West Bengal-based fake note carrier held in Delhi

West Bengal-based fake note carrier held in Delhi

New Delhi, Delhi Police Special Cell has arrested a West Bengal's Malda-based Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) carrier along with his female accomplice, the police said on Thursday. According to police, the accused has been identified as 25-year-old Gautam Mandal and FICN with a face value of Rs 4 lakh in denomination of Rs 2000 notes have been recovered from his possession. Mandal was apprehended in national capital's Badli area based on an information while he was about to execute a transaction, the police said. He was nabbed on Wednesday evening near the Badli Mor Metro Station where he had come to deliver the consignment of FICN to his contact, identified as Shiksha who belongs to Panipat, Haryana. The FICN recovered from his possession are very close to the official currency issued by the RBI. Mandal is a resident of Kaliachak District Malda of West Bengal. Upon questioning, Mandal revealed that the FICN is pushed into India from Indo-Bangladesh border and then brought to Kaliachak, Malda and then further circulated in various parts of the country. He further revealed that he was involved in circulation of FICN for about one year and supplied the fake notes in northern states including Delhi NCR, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. Meanwhile, it was revealed that Shiksha, who also hails from West Bengal came in contact with Mandal and used to procure the fake currency through his carriers and further used to circulate the same in local market places. Further linkages of the two are being worked upon and probe is underway in the matter, the police said.


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