Fake currency worth ten lakh million rupees seized in Amritsar

August 17th, 2008 - 7:33 pm ICT by ANI  

Amritsar , August 17 (ANI): Border Security Force (BSF) personnel on Sunday recovered fake currency notes worth rupees ten lakh in Amritsar .

Three people have been arrested in this connection. According to the BSF officials, two of the accused were carrying the fake currency in a bag full with fruit from an orchard situated beyond the border fencing on the India-Pakistan international border.

The currency was in denomination of 500 rupee notes and was packed in four polythene bags that had the address of a Lahore based shopping mall printed on them.

While frisking the bags they recovered the fake currency. Mohammad Aqil, Deputy Inspector General of the BSF said that the currency was to be delivered to a resident.

We have recovered ten lakh rupees of fake currency. It has come from Pakistan . We have arrested three people in this connection. The currency was to reach the mastermind, Harjit Singh of Havelia village. We have found more links, investigations are in progress, said Aqil.

Two mobile phones and a motorcycle were also recovered from the accused.

Officials did not rule out a large-scale racket running across the country.

On August 12, a Special Task Force of police had seized hundreds of thousands of rupees worth fake currency notes in Agra .

This year, more than two-dozen cases of seizing fake currency have been reported in the northern parts of the country. (ANI)

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