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B`deshi national, 2 others held; fake currency notes seized

One Bangladeshi national and two others were arrested and fake currency notes with a face value of Rs 8 lakh seized from them in Kolkata and Malda, police said here on Friday.



Kolkata: One Bangladeshi national and two others were arrested and fake currency notes with a face value of Rs 8 lakh seized from them in Kolkata and Malda, police
said here on Friday.

"Jasimuddin of Bangladesh and Salam Mondal of Nadia district were arrested at Khidderpore area in southern Kolkata last night when they shopping in a department store," Deputy Commissioner (Special Task Force) Pranab Kumar said.

"Acting on a tip-off, police raided the market and caught the duo. Six bundles of Rs 500 and two bundles of Rs 1,000 counterfeit notes with a face value of Rs five lakh were
seized from them," he said.

In a separate incident, a person named Asit Mondal was arrested and fake Rs 500 currency notes with a face value of Rs 3 lakh were recovered from his possession at Byaspur area in Malda district bordering Bangladesh, Kumar said.

PTI

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