Amid the Assam Assembly election, the police seized fake Indian currency notes with a face value of Rs 12.5 lakh.
On the basis of secret information, the Assam Police launched an operation and were able to recover and seize the fake Indian currency notes at Jorbat near Guwahati.
The police team also arrested a person for possessing fake Indian currency notes.
According to reports, the fake Indian currency notes were being carried from Nagaon to Guwahati.
The arrested person has been identified as 37-year-old Abdul Rezaque from Lakhimpur district.
It has been reported that Abdul Rezaque was carrying the fake Indian currency notes from Nagaon to be delivered some person in Guwahati.
In October 2020, the Crime Branch of the Asam Police arrested a gang of four youths in Guwahati for their involvement in an Indian fake currency note (FICN) racket.
On a tip-off, a team of the Crime Branch of the Assam Police suddenly carried out an operation at Milan Path in Panjabari’s Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Road and seized fake Indian currency notes of a face value of lakhs.
The team also busted a racket involved in making fake Indian currency notes in the city.
The four youths, arrested by the Crime Branch, were identified as Nazrul Hassan, Afzalur Rahman, Nizam Uddin (27) and Hamid Ali (22), all of them were also from Islampur under Bihpuria police station in Lakhimpur district.
During the operation, fake Indian currency notes with a face value of Rs 10 lakh were seized by the Crime Branch sleuths.