Picture for representational purpose. (Reuters)
The PM Narendra Modi note ban drive is under organised onslaught from Pakistan-based elements. The proof of the same has now become available. A Pakistan fake currency note module that pumps high value Indian currency, consisting of Rs 2,000 notes, from Bangladesh has been exposed in the Malda District of West Bengal. An unidentified counterfeit currency runner has admitted to the fact in a video. The notes are of good enough quality to fool the common people and only an expert with the help of machines can tell the difference. Security agencies have arrested a gang that is working to push fake currency through Bangladesh into India via Malda in West Bengal.
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.@TimesNow Exclusive investigation exposes Pakistan’s fake ₹2000 racket pushed into India from across Bangladesh border #Fake2KRacket pic.twitter.com/9ziGGk9AIB
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) February 21, 2017
According to an interview on Times Now, one of the accused, a courier, has revealed that “from time to time, our boss tells us to pick up the packet and deliver it. He calls me to give the address of the delivery.” When asked about wheter he knows about what is in the packet or not, the person denied but confirmed that it comes from across the border, he said, “We don’t open the packet, we don’t know what is inside it. I don’t know where exactly it comes from. They send it from across the border.” The person also revealed that the exchange of packet happens early morning or late at night in the dark. A sum total of Rs 1K to 2K is given to the person who delivers it and their bosses take care of their family.
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Earlier this month, the Finance Ministry informed a Parliamentary Committee that smuggling of fake currency has totally stopped post demonetisation and the tax department has seized Rs 515 crore in cash, including Rs 114 crore of new currency notes, up to January 10.