Published On: Wed, Feb 8th, 2017
Crime | ByIANS

One arrested in Bengal with 40 fake 2,000-rupee notes

Kolkata: One man was arrested on Wednesday with 40 fake Indian currency notes of the newly introduced Rs 2,000 denomination in Murshidabad district of West Bengal, the state police said.

Rahman would be presented before the court on Thursday

The counterfeit notes, of face value Rs 80,000, were seized from Azizur Rahman, a resident of Baishnabnagar in Malda district, Murshidabad Police Superintendent Mukesh Kumar said.

“Acting on a tip-off, the Islampur police station personnel carried out a raid and arrested Azizur Rahman from his residence,” the police officer said.

“Forty counterfeit notes of the newly introduced Rs 2,000 denomination currency notes were seized from him,” Kumar said.

Rahman would be presented before the court on Thursday.

“We are interrogating him to ascertain how and where he got the fake notes, and where he was supposed to take those for delivery,” said Kumar.

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