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Fake currency seized in Tripura

Posted by Ramesh Khati on September 11, 2009

Agartala, Sept 10 (PTI) Fake currency of Rs 3.5 lakh face value were seized and one person was arrested in this connection in North Tripura district by security personnel, police said today.

Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of Tripura police and Assam Rifles intercepted a jeep at Kanchanpur town in the district and recovered the counterfeit notes in the denominations of Rs 1000 and Rs 500 and arrested the driver.

On interrogation, the driver said a person gave a packet to him at Dharmanagar town of the district to give it to a kerosene dealer. The dealer is absconding, police said.

Earlier on Tuesday last, security forces seized fake currency of Rs 5 lakh face value from Shovapur, a village near Indo-Bangla border in West Tripura district.

According to police, a fake currency racket is active in neighbouring Bangladesh.


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