New Delhi . In a joint operation, the Border Security Force and the National Investigation Agency have arrested a key accused of smuggling counterfeit currency notes from Malda district of West Bengal. Officials gave this information on Sunday. The accused has been identified as Aladu alias Mathur Sheikh, a resident of Haruchak village under Kaliachak police station area of Malda district. He was arrested from Mojampur village on Saturday morning.
During interrogation, the accused disclosed that he received a commission of Rs 5,000 per Rs 100,000 for smuggling fake Indian currency notes.The BSF handed him over to the NIA officials for further legal action. On September 16, 2019, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence caught Asim Sarkar, a resident of Pilibhit, Uttar Pradesh with fake notes worth Rs 1,99,000 from Station Road Jhaljhalia, Malda. During interrogation, the government had made Aladu a partner in illegal work. Aladu was later included in the wanted list of the NIA.
BSF South Bengal Frontier officials expressed satisfaction over the arrest of the FICN racketeer, saying it was possible only because of the network maintained by the intelligence unit at Farakka and the vigilance of the jawans participating in the joint operation.