Kishanganj: Border Security Force (BSF) personnel posted at Kishanganj in Bihar today arrested three persons from a village close to Indo-Bangladesh border and seized Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) of the purported value of Rs 1.05 lakh.
BSF Deputy Commandant P K Ranjan said the arrested have been identified as Mohammad Razeeb (22), Mohammad Vazir (40) and Sushanto Majumdar (35). They are residents of Islampur police station area in West Bengal.
“The three were nabbed from Darivita village located close to Indo-Bangladesh border. Apart from FICN, a car and a motorcycle were also seized from them. They were taking the consignment to deliver at a village near Islampur,” Ranjan said.
The consignment consisted of 199 pieces of fake notes in the denomination of Rs 500, while six notes were in the denomination of Rs 1,000.
BSF officials said the arrested persons are members of a gang dealing in FICN. One Mohammad Jahangir is the kingpin of the gang. He is connected to some people in Bangladesh who pump fake notes into India.
BSF Assistant Commandant Nathuni Ram, Inspector I S Chaturvedi, Dalbir Singh and Yogendra Mehra were part of the team that arrested the three FICN smugglers.