The Border Security Force (BSF) has seized Fake Indian Currency Notes of face value of Rs 4 lakh in Rs 2,000 denomination in two areas of northern West Bengal since Sunday, an official release said.
Acting on a specific information, BSF personnel, under Border Outpost Churiantpur near the India-Bangladesh border fence gate, had laid an ambush when they saw some miscreants on the Bangladesh side throwing a bundle over the fence towards Indian side.
The BSF personnel challenged the persons waiting on the Indian side but they fled taking advantage of the darkness and muddy field. On thorough search of the area, the BSF party recovered a bundle containing FICN of face value Rs 3 lakh in Rs 2,000 denomination notes.
On Monday, the BSF acted on an information that one suspect had come from Jharkand to collect an FICN consignment.
BSF troopers from sector headquarters Malda and 24th Bn carried out an operation and detained the suspect. Following a search, a bundle of FICN of face value Rs 1 lakh in Rs 2,000 denomination notes were recovered from him.
A mobile phone, Aadhaar Card and a driving licence were recovered from his possession. He was later handed over to police.