2 held with fake notes

Two men have been arrested in Anand Vihar of east Delhi for allegedly being involved with an organised gang dealing in circulation of fake Indian currency.

Fake notes with a face value of Rs 6 lakh have been recovered from Mohammad Ayub and Vinod, both aged 32 and natives of UP’s Bijnor district.

“The notes are of very fine quality and the standard security features like watermark, security thread and paper quality used in them makes detection very difficult,” a senior police official said.

The official said the notes were being smuggled to Delhi from West Bengal, and it is suspected that they were being pumped into West Bengal from Bangladesh.

“We were informed that the gang had been supplying fake notes to people in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and the NCR for a long time,” the official added.

A trap was laid near Anand Vihar ISBT on August 21 following information that Ayub and Vinod had a consignment of counterfeit currency provided by a big-time smuggler Javed, who hails from West Bengal’s Malda district, said the official. They were apprehended and fake currency notes in 12 packets were recovered.

“We are verifying whether this particular consignment came from Bangladesh,” the official said.

Delhi Police are conducting raids to unearth the entire racket.

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