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Smugglers from Bihar, UP, as much as from Bengal, circulating fake notes from Bangladesh

The arrest of Baitullah of Kishanganj, Bihar, in Bengal is a part in the series of arrests in Delhi and Varanasi of counterfeit note smugglers


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While it is normally believed that Assam and West Bengal are the convenient transit routes for Bangladeshi infiltrators as well as their sinister businesses, a youth from Bihar has been found to be a local conduit to sneak in counterfeit Indian currency notes made in Bangladesh. According to police sources, the man, Mohammad Baitullah, a resident of the Sabodangi village in Kishanganj of Bihar, was on his way to Bidhannagar in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal. A team of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) officers arrested the man as he got off the bus near Kishanganj.

Earlier, investigators received the vital information about the racket on Sunday that led to the arrest of Baitullah. Police have arrested this man with fake cash. The Indian currency was being shipped into India from Tapai-Nawabganj in Bangladesh.

Baitullah had, in turn, received the bag from a counterfeit cash dealer based in the Baliadanga village of Kaliachak in Malda. The handler had ordered him to hand over the counterfeit notes to a person in Bihar.

Police have seized around Rs 1,20,000 from Baitullah and have despatched the fake cash for forensic examination.

In August, a 32-year-old man had been arrested for allegedly smuggling fake Indian currency notes into India from Bangladesh. Fake currency notes of a face value of Rs 7.50 lakh were seized from him. Deepak Mandal was arrested with fake Indian currency notes in the denomination of Rs 2000, they said.

During interrogation, Mandal revealed that he had been circulating fake Indian currency notes to his contacts based in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Maharashtra for about 12 years.


Earlier this year on 6 June in Delhi, special cell officers arrested an alleged key member of an international fake currency racket. DCP (Special Cell) Sanjeev Kumar Yadav had then informed the media about a certain Santosh Kumar Singh from Bihar who was arrested from Kashmere Gate.

Santosh had confessed that he had been pumping fake currency for a year. He would pay another smuggler Rs 40 for every Rs 100 fake note. He supplied these to his clients for Rs 50-60.

Even earlier in January, a man hailing from Champaran in Bihar was arrested in Varanasi and counterfeit currency with a face value of Rs 8 lakh seized from his possession by the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad as part of its probe into a network supplying fake notes from Bangladesh.

After the arrest of another fake note smuggler in 2018, the investigation had revealed that a syndicate in Malda procured counterfeit notes from persons operating from Mohammadpur village in Bangladesh and supplied it in Delhi and adjoining areas on regular basis since introduction of new notes after demonetisation, the DRI statement said.

As per expert opinion, these forged notes do not match with original ones on many counts. “The notes lack many security features but have enough similarities with original notes for bringing into circulation by befooling common public,” an officer had said.

Since the introduction of new currency notes post-demonetisation, the DRI has seized counterfeit notes in many cases at Mumbai, Delhi, Patna, Guwahati and Behrampur and recovered fake Indian currency notes having a face value of Rs 50 lakh approximately.

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