Over Rs 6 crore fake notes seized, two held

New Delhi: Fake currency with a face value of over Rs six crore was recovered and two persons were arrested in south-west Delhi today in connection with one of the biggest seizures with the city police suspecting that it came from Pakistan. The seizure of the counterfeit notes concealed in 33 cloth bundles and loaded in two tempos in a godown in Dabri area came following investigations spread over ten days by several policemen.

This single seizure almost equals the recovery of fake currency by Delhi Police in the past five years. Police seized fake currency with a face value of Rs 8.39 crore, USD 5,800 and 2,000 Euro in the past five years. "This seizure is one of the biggest hauls in the country. The seized fake currency was sent from a foreign country. It looks as good as original," Delhi Police Commissioner B K Gupta said.

Delhi Police is in touch with CBI and RBI in connection with this seizure, he said. P N Aggarwal, Special Commissioner (Special Cell), said the fake notes were found in cloth bundles and the operation lasted for about ten days. Police sources said two Indians were arrested in connection with the seizure. They were of the view that the fake currency originated from Pakistan.

They said the notes might have entered the country through the porous Indo-Nepal border. "We have counted over Rs six crore. The final count may be more," a senior police official said. Sources said the fake currency were tucked in between two-layered clothes and compressed well so that it could be difficult to find out in a normal search. The notes were of 500 and 1000 denominations.