Bangladeshi arrested with fake Indian currency

December 20th, 2008 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, Dec 20 (IANS) A Bangladeshi national, an alleged kingpin of a fake Indian currency note racket, was arrested here Saturday afternoon, a senior police officer said.Mohammed Sarfaroz alias Yakub, believed to be director of a cooperative bank Alif Multipurpose Cooperative Society in Dhaka, was held with fake Indian currency notes worth Rs.1 million from Watganj area of Khidirpur in west Kolkata.

“He is one of the prominent kingpins dealing in fake Indian currency notes,” special additional commissioner of the Special Task Force Rajeev Kumar told reporters.

Kumar said Sarfaroz has two families - in Bangladesh and Pakistan.

The police officer alleged the suspect used to send fake Indian currency notes to India from Pakistan as well as Bangladesh since early 2000.

Sarfaroz was earlier arrested in 2005 with fake notes worth Rs 600,000 but was released on bail, Kumar said.

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