PRESS RELEASE - Seizure of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) having total face value of Rs.3.00.000/-
May, 10th 2011
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA DIRECTORATE OF REVENUE INTELLIGENCE KOLKATA ZONAL UNIT 8, Ho Chi-Minh Sarani, Kolkata- 700071 Telephone:- (033)-2282 3321, Fax:- (033)-2282 4465 _________________________________________
SEIZURE OF FAKE INDIAN CURRENCY NOTES (FICN) HAVING FACE VALUE OF RS. 3,00,000/-
Acting on a specific intelligence, the officers of DRI, Kolkata & Berhampore had effected a seizure of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) having total face value of Rs.3.00.000/- on 08.05.2011 at 06.00 hrs. from one person namely Jahangir Alam at Farakka railway station, Farakka, Dist-Murshidabad when he was about to board Malda town Farakka New Delhi express train. The said FICN were recovered from one bag carrying by him. Altogether 500 pcs. of FICN comprising 400 pcs. of 500 denomination notes and 100 pcs. of 1000 denomination notes were recovered. The said FICN were seized under section 110 of the Customs Act, 1962 on reason to believe that the same had been smuggled into India from Bangladesh. The person (Indian national) involved in smuggling of the said FICN was arrested and produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Berhampore on 08.05.2011. Further investigation is in progress.
Sd/09.05.2011 (VASA SESHAGIRI RAO, IRS) ADDITIONAL DIRECTOR GENERAL