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Fake currency worth Rs 1.20 lakh seized in Darjeeling

Kolkata: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence personnel have seized fake Indian currency notes worth Rs 1.20 lakh, smuggled from Bangladesh, in Darjeeling, West Bengal, an agency said on Sunday.

A person has also been arrested.

The DRI officials intercepted a Md. Baitullah (40), resident of Suribhita Sabodangi village of Kishanganj district of Bihar, based on an intelligence that a consignment of FICN from Chapai Nawabgunj and other areas of Bangladesh was smuggled into India. Baitullah was apprehended after he deboarded from a bus coming from Kishanganj.

After a search, 50 pieces of FICN worth Rs 120,000 were seized from him.

On interrogation, Baitullah said he procured the FICN consignment from a resident of Baliadanga village under Kaliachak police station of Malda district.

He was tasked with supplying the consignment to a person in Araria in Bihar.

The recovered FICN were initially examined and appeared to be of high quality. Baitullah has been arrested under the provisions of Customs Act.


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