Kingpin of fake currency racket held in Bengal

Kolkata, Jan 7 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday nabbed the kingpin of a fake Indian currency note (FICN) racket from Malda district in West Bengal, a senior official said.

Later, he was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

“Ripon Seikh alias Litan, the mastermind in several cases of fake currency trafficking, was apprehended by the BSF from Bapchera village in Malda’s Baishnab Nagar area on Saturday morning,” a BSF official said.

According to BSF sources, they were notified about Seikh’s activities by the NIA.

“Seikh was on warrant of arrest from the NIA for masterminding a case of fake currency trafficking of the face value of Rs 8 lakh. He was handed over to the agency on Saturday after his detention,” he added.

–IANS

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