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DELHI POLICE BUSTED INTERNATIONAL SYNDICATE OF FAKE INDIAN CURRENCY, THREE ARRESTED

December 18, 2017 09:15 PM

New Delhi (Face2News)

A team of Special Cell/SRled by Insp. Arvind Kumar and Insp Dinesh Kumar Arya, supervised by Sh.Attar Singh, ACP/Special Cell/SR has busted a International syndicate indulgedin circulation of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) into various parts of India including Delhi and have recovered consignment of FICN worth Rs 5.50 Lakh in the denomination of Rs 2000/- notes. 

Accused Deepak disclosed that that he procured the supply of FICN from one Musharraf from neighbouring country who deliversthe consignment at the border, by throwing the consignment packet above thewire fencing. The arrested members of syndicate further disclosed that since the supply of FICN has been re-started, they had already supplied FICN worth Rs 3 cores in Delhi and NCR.   

Mr. P.S. Kushwah, Dy.Commissioner of Police Special Cell, said  information was received in Special Cell/SR regarding attempts of reviving circulation of FICN by the members of an international syndicate. SI Nirbhaya Rana, SI Aditya and ASI Balraj along-with their team were deputed to develop the information aboutmembers of syndicate. Secret sources were deployed to gather more information in this regard. Surveillance was mounted on the movements of members of this syndicate and requisite intelligence was collected. The systematic and painstaking efforts of team resulted into revealing of information that FICN is being pumped in India from Bangladesh through porousborder in Malda, West Bengal and also from Nepal. It was also revealed that FICN was being pumped by these  FICN racketeers in various parts ofthe country including Delhi.  

On 17.12.17, a specific information was received that Zulfikar,a resident of Motihari, Bihar who is a key member of the syndicate, would comenear the building of Railway Quarters Thomson Road, near New Delhi RailwayStation Delhi at about 8.00 AM  to receive a big consignment of FICN fromhis contact. A team of special cell/SR laid a trap near Railway QuartersThomson Road near NDLS Delhi. At about 8.20 PM, Zulfikar arrived and started waiting. After some time, another person came and he handed over aparcel to Zulfikar and thereafter started moving away. Both wereapprehended by the team. High Quality FICNs, (150 notes) of denomination Rs.2000/-amounting to Rs 3 lacs, were recovered from  Zulfikar,  which wasgiven to him by Uttam Mandal. 50 notes of FICN in denomination of Rs 2000 amounting to Rs 1 lac were recovered from Uttam Mandal at spot.  

A case under appropriate section of law has beenregistered at PS Special cell and they were arrested. During the interrogation,it was disclosed by Uttam Mandal that he works as carrier of FICN for DeepakKumar Mandal of Malda. He further disclosed that Deepak had also accompanied him to Delhi and on his instructions, he had delivered the consignment. Hefurther disclosed that he had to deliver more such consignments and Deepakwould meet him near Ramleela Ground Delhi. On this  a trap was laid andDeepak Kumar Mandal was also apprehended near Ramlila Ground and another75  Quality FICNs in  denomination of Rs.2000 amounting to Rs 1.50lacs  were recovered.

All the FICN notes recovered from all three accused persons are very similar in appearance and it is very difficult to distinguish fake noteswith original notes. Most of the recovered FICN are having multiple notes of asingle number. 

INTERROGATION: They were subjected to intensive interrogation, during which Zulfikar revealed that he has been indulging in transportation and circulationof FICN for last about 5 years. Earlier Zulfikar used to visit Bangladesh Border for procuring FICN from border area from various persons activelyinvolved in this illegal trade. He came in contact with Deepak KumarMandal who assured him regular supply of good quality FICN. Zulfikar developed contacts in Delhi. Apart from Zulfikar, Deepak had to supply an other consignments of FICN  to other buyers in Delhi and adjoining states. The FICN is being pumped through bordering states and being adjacent to Bangladesh Malda has become hub of FICN. Many other persons from Malda have been indulging n circulation of FICN. Deepak disclosed that that he procured the supply of FICN from one Musharraf from neighbouring country who deliversthe consignment at the border, by throwing the consignment packet above thewire fencing. The arrested members of syndicate further disclosed that since the supply of FICN has been re-started, they had already supplied FICN worth Rs 3 cores in Delhi and NCR.   

Deepak Kumar Mandal procures FICN at a rate of Rs 300 pert housand from the border of Bangladesh and then further supplies it at the rate of Rs 450  per thousand Zulfikar  was selling FICN at rate of 500 per thousand in Delhi.

All the three arrested accused persons have studied upto Matriculation.  Prior to entering into the circulation of FICN, Deepak and Uttam were working as labour in fixing marble and tiles in Mumbai whereas Zulfikar worked as a Tailor. Their previous antecedents are being verified.  Further investigation of case is in progress and efforts areafoot to nab remaining members of this syndicate.

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