New Delhi: The Delhi Police have arrested two people of a West Bengal gang and held fake Indian currency notes amounting of Rs 3 lakh. The gang has been allegedly smuggling and circulating the fake Indian currency notes purportedly printed in Pakistan. The police recovered the notes in the value of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 from the arrested men.
Police said the notes were smuggled from Pakistan into India via Bangladesh. These notes were to be circulated in markets in Delhi-NCR and Punjab, police said.
The Police further added that arrested persons were identified as Vikas Kumar Sharma, 36, from Patiala in Punjab, and Moti Lal Basak, 40, from Malda in West Bengal. A Hyundai Verna car used for smuggling had been detained.
PS Kushwah, DCP (special cell), said in April their team received information that a Malda-based gang circulated the notes in different cities across the country. Therefore, a team was constituted under the command of inspector Sanjay Dutt to bust the gang.
“On Sunday, our team learnt that the gang members would assemble near Anand Vihar bus terminal to deliver a consignment of Fake Indian Currency Note. A trap was laid and two men were trapped delivering a consignment of fake currency notes with a face value of Rs 3 lakh,” said Kushwah.
He said during interrogation, they found out that Basak had allegedly received the notes from his mentors in Malda.