Kolkata: The Border Security Force (BSF) has seized fake Indian currency notes with a face value of Rs 47,000 in Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 denominations from West Bengal’s Malda district and arrested one person, an official said on Friday.
Acting on a tip-off, the BSF troopers nabbed a suspect on Thursday evening and recovered 14 fake notes of Rs 2,000 and 38 fake notes of Rs 500 from his possession.
“Habizuddin Ali, 28, a resident of Baligaon village in Assam’s Sonitpur district, was apprehended by the BSF from the Malda railway station and fake notes with a face value of Rs 47,000 were seized from him,” the BSF’s South Bengal Frontier said in a statement.
“The apprehended person was handed over to the English Bazar police station along with the seized fake notes,” it said.
In this year alone, the BSF’s South Bengal Frontier has seized counterfeit Indian currency notes of the face value of Rs 7.23 lakh and apprehended two persons.