Darrang Police arrests 2 persons
The arrested persons. Image credit - Northeast Now

Darrang Police on Sunday busted a fake Indian currency and arrested two persons involved in the racket.

The police also recovered a consignment of fake Indian currency notes.

Confirming the seizure of fake Indian currency notes and arrest of the two persons, Darrang superintendent of police (SP) Sushanta Biswa Sarma told Northeast Now, “Acting on a tip-off, a team from Mangaldai police station at around 12:30 pm foiled an attempt of exchange of counterfeit Indian currency notes.”

“The police also nabbed two persons from Bhebarghat area with a consignment of fake Indian currency notes.”

“The police team seized fake currency notes of a face value of Rs 2,78,000 in the denomination of Rs 500,” the Darrang district police chief informed.

The arrested persons have been identified as Rafique Ali, a resident of Uttar Kalikhura village and Jun Ali, a resident of No 1 Goriajhar village, both under Panery police station in Udalguri district.

In this connection, a case has been registered at Mangaldai police station and further investigation is on, Darrang Police said.

Recovered fake Indian currency notes.

Earlier, in the first half of June this year, Darrang Police busted a fake Indian currency racket and arrested five persons involved in the racket.

The police seized fake Indian currency notes and equipment suspected to be used in producing fake currency notes.

The racketeers were arrested during two separate operations carried out at Bandiya Chapori under Mangaldai police station and Baroipara under Kharupetia police station.

Kharupetia police seized fake Indian currency notes of the face value of Rs 17,500 of Rs 500 denomination, genuine Indian currency notes worth Rs 13,410 along with a printer and a bundle of blank papers from the possession of the arrested people.

Mayukh Goswami

Mayukh Goswami is Northeast Now Correspondent in Mangaldai. He can be reached at: mayukh.mld@gmail.com