EnglishBazar: The Border Security Force (BSF), on Tuesday, seized fake Indian currency notes (FICN) of the face value worth Rs 198,000 from the kaliachalk area of Malda. A 20-year-old youth named Sujal Singh has been apprehended in this connection.
“On Tuesday, troops of the 24Bn BSF, posted at Border Outpost in the Kaliachalk police station area, received information of smuggling of FICN from across the Indo-Bangladesh border. A special ambush was laid near village. Around 8.40 am, the troops noticed suspicious movement near the village road. When challenged, the miscreant tried to escape but was nabbed. He was identified as Sajal Singha (20), a resident of Jamaipara village in Sabdalpur,” a senior BSF official said.
On searching Singha, the BSF personnel recovered two bundles wrapped in black polythene. They contained 100 notes of face value worth Rs 1,000 and 196 notes of face value of Rs 500. A mobile phone was also recovered from the smuggler. In 2016, the BSF’s South Bengal Frontier seized FICN of face value Rs 1,02,20,500 and apprehended seven smugglers.