New Delhi: With the arrest of an accused, the Delhi Police on Thursday claimed to have busted an international racket in Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN). The racket was operated in different states including Delhi-NCR, West Bengal, Bihar, a police statement said on Thursday.
DCP (Special Cell) Pramod Singh Kushwaha said: “The police have arrested Aman Mandal (28) with FICN of Rs 7 lakh on Tuesday. The notes were routed to India from Bangladesh through Indo-Bangladesh borders”.
“Information was received that Mandal would come near Okhla Subzi Mandi to deliver fake currency. Working on the information, the police team swung into action and apprehended the accused from the spot with fake currency of Rs 7 lakh,” said Kushwaha.
The counterfeit notes were in the denomination of Rs 2,000 and Rs 500, he said.
The DCP said that during interrogation Mandal revealed that he was involved in fake currency smuggling through the Indo-Bangladesh borders for the last three years. He used to supply the notes in various parts of the country including Delhi-NCR, Bihar and West Bengal with the help of his associates.
Initially, the accused, a school drop out, used to work as a local vegetable vendor in his village in West Bengal. About three years back, he came into contact with Aizul Miya, who was already supplying the FICN in various states.
For some time Mondal worked for Miya and later he developed his own network and started operating on his own, the DCP said.