A Bangladeshi has been held from West Bengal’s Malda district, Kaliachak area for allegedly smuggling fake Indian currency notes with a face value of Rs 8 lakh.
Officials said the incident took place yesterday at the Kaliachak market area near National Highway number 34 when a team of Border Security Force officials intercepted Anwarul Islam (48), a resident of Bangladesh’s Chapainawabganj.
“The troops recovered Rs 8 lakh fake Indian notes with four hundred of them being in the denomination of Rs 1,000 and eight hundred of Rs 500 denomination. Besides, Rs 2,000 INR, a passport and two mobile phones and equal number of SIM cards were recovered from him,” they said.
They said Islam had entered India through West Bengal on a valid visa in November last year and he has been handed over to the local police.