FICN peddlers arrested by NIA and police from English Bazaar
Acting on a tip off a team of NIA (National investigation agency) jointly with English Bazaar police raided a hotel near Malda town station and seized FICN (fake Indian currency notes) amounting 4 lakh in denomination of 2000 and arrested two persons on Sunday late night.
It has been learnt from police sources that the two persons arrested with FICN were identified as Talat Mamud of Budhia village in English Bazaar and Golam Murtaza of Kamalabari village in English Bazaar police station.
NIA handed over the duo to English Bazaar police station and they were produced in court on Monday. According to police sources, the FICN peddlers probably had the plan to moving out of Malda by train to peddle the large amount of FICN.
It may be mentioned that English Bazaar police arrested one Mokbul Mia on Saturday night only with FICN amounting 92000 in denomination of 2000. Police sources informed that probe was being made to see if the FICN peddlers arrested separately within 24 hours were interlinked.
Partha Pratim Sengupta, chief manager of the Bengal circle of State Bank of India, who was in Malda today to inaugurate a new branch of the bank in Aiho area, however, said that it would not be an easy task to fake the 2000 currency notes easily. “Papers used for producing FICN is much inferior to the quality of paper used for producing actual 2000 notes. Additionally, it would not be easy to counterfeit all features exclusively present in an original note,” Sengupta said.
However, he urged the common people to remain careful while accepting 2000 currency notes.