Malda has become hub for fake currency notes smuggling: BSF
Kolkata: Malda district in West Bengal has become a hub for smuggling of fake Indian currency notes (FICN), a senior BSF official said on Sunday.
"44 Indians and 13 from Bangladesh were arrested by BSF for smuggling fake notes in 2011 while in the first eight months of this year altogether 46 people, including 18 Bangladeshis, were caught," Additional Director-General (East), BSF, B D Sharma said.
Explaining the modus operandi, Sharma said smugglers often throw bundles of fake notes over the fence in the cover of darkness at night besides pumping money through the porous border.
So far this year, BSF jawans have seized fake Indian currency notes having face value of Rs 15.83 lakh.
The force has also written to the district administration for relocating some houses, belonging to Indian citizens, located across the border in Bangladesh.
"In 20-25 villages of the district, some Indian houses are located on the other side of the border. We have written to the district administration asking them to relocate it to the Indian side," Sharma said.
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