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BSF seizes fake currency notes worth Rs 20 lakh smuggled from Bangladesh

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 8 May 2016, 12:30 IST

The Border Security Force (BSF) jawans seized fake Indian currency notes worth Rs 20 lakh in West Bengal on 7 May.

The currency, in denominations of 1000 and 500, was recovered from a bag reportedly abandoned by two men at the Baisnabnagar Indo-Bangla border area.

BSF troops laid an ambush near the area of the Border outpost Daulatpur in Malda border area fence late on 7 May.

On being chased by the jawans, the two men managed to flee. They left the bag behind in haste. A manhunt is on in the issue.

After a thorough search, the BSF ambush party recovered the fake currency - which is believed to have been smuggled into India from Bangladesh.

The BSF South Bengal Frontier has seized fake currency of the face value of over Rs 97 lakh, this year alone.

-- With ANI inputs
First published: 8 May 2016, 12:30 IST
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