Fake notes

Remain alert while marketing during puja in Guwahati as you may be handed over fake currency notes.

With the arrest of four youths, it has come to light that a network of Indian fake currency note (FICN) has become active in the city.

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 on Saturday night.

During the operation in Panjabari, Crime Branch sleuths seized fake Indian currency notes worth lakhs of rupees.

The team also busted a racket involved in making fake Indian currency notes in the city.

The team arrested four youths, identified as Nazrul Hassan, Afzalur Rahman, Nizam Uddin (27) and Hamid Ali (22).

Hamid Ali is the son of Mohammad Ali of 2 No Islampur under Bihpuria police station in Lakhimpur district and Nizam Uddin is the son of Mofiz Ali of 1 No Islampur under Bihpuria PS in Lakhimpur district.

During the operation, fake Indian currency notes worth Rs 10 lakh have been seized.

The Crime Branch sleuths also seized a fake note printing machine, a bike and a number of mobile phones.

According to the Crime Branch, earlier the racketeers tried to spread their network across the Northeast.

The racketeers were carrying out their activities from a rented house.

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Kalpajyoti Saikia

Kalpajyoti Saikia is Senior Reporter of Northeast Now. He can be reached at: kalpasaikia649@gmail.com