West Bengal: Fake currency seized, 2 arrested

Kolkata, May 22The Special Task Force of Kolkata Police have seized Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) with a face value of Rs 10 lakh from two persons who were trying to buy materials with it from a central Kolkata shop, police said today. The two persons were arrested by the STF following seizure of the fake currency from their possession yesterday, a senior Kolkata Police official said. The counterfeit notes were in the denomination of Rs 2,000. After receiving a call from a shopkeeper in Canning Street area of the city, the STF personnel rushed to the spot and seized the counterfeit notes from the possession of the two persons, identified as Mohammed Abdus Sattar and Azad, the official said. On being questioned, it was found that Sattar was a resident of Kaliachak in Malda district while Azad claimed to be from Bharatpur in Rajasthan, he said. "They will be produced at a city court today. We are trying to find out whether they have links to an international racket across the border. Our investigation is at an early stage," he said.
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