BSF seizes fake currency worth Rs 12.5 lakhs
The Border Security Force (BSF) has seized fake Indian currency notes (FICN) worth Rs 12.5 lakhs in two separate operations and also apprehending a racketeer Zaiul Haque in West Bengal's Malda district.
In the first operation on Saturday, acting on a specific intelligence, troops of 125 Bn laid an ambush in BOP Churiantpur area following which at about 9:30 pm , FICN racketeers from Bangladesh reached the fencing.
They threw some bundles from Bangladesh side across the fence were immediately challenged by the BSF party, a press release from the force said.
While the miscreants fled towards Bangladesh, the BSF recovered FICN of Rs 9 lakhs from the area. The party failed to apprehend anyone.
In a second incident, the BSF got a specific intelligence regarding the delivery of consignment of FICN in the area of Babantola, Kalichak, Malda .
A special operation was planned by the BSF that ended in the capture of Zaiul Haque, 30, a resident of Kahribona village in Malda along with consignment of FICN of Rs 3.5 lakhs.
On questioning, Zaiul Haque revealed that consignment was received by him from Mofiz Seikh, a resident of Sasani village Malda.
The South Bengal Frontier of BSF has seized approx FICN worth Rs 25 lakhs so far this year.
(Posted on 25-08-2013)