The team, led by Sukumar Roy, a sub-inspector at the Golapganj Investigation Center, conducted the raid at 10 p.m. at Baburbona in Kaliachak.
Posted 02.09.21, 02:07 AM
Acting on a whistleblower, a team from the Golapganj Investigation Center under Kaliachak Police Station in Malda District on Tuesday caught three people, including two residents of Maharashtra, with fake Indian banknotes (FICN) from around Rs 5 lakh on them.
The counterfeit money was in denominations of 500 rupees, according to police sources.
The team, led by Sukumar Roy, a sub-inspector from the Golapganj Investigation Center, conducted the raid at 10 p.m. at Baburbona in Kaliachak and arrested Iftikar Muktar Ahmed Ansari, Mohammad Wasim Khan and Mohammad Asmaul Haque.
After the trio were arrested, police discovered that Ansari was from the area of Chunabhatti Police Station in Mumbai Suburbs District while Khan was from Kamothe Police Station area in Kamothe District. Raigarh from Maharashtra.
Haque, meanwhile, is from Uttar Laxmipur, under the Mothabari police station in Malda district.
“During the preliminary investigation, it was discovered that the Maharashtra duo had come to Malda to purchase the counterfeit tickets,” said Alok Rajoria, the Malda police superintendent. “All three would be interviewed for more information. They are suspected of being associated with a racketeering dealing with counterfeit currency, the tentacles of which extend from Bengal to Maharashtra, ”he added.