Acting on a tip off, police arrested a man from Rathbari area in Malda district of West Bengal and recovered fake Rs. 2000 notes with a face value of 92 thousand rupees from his possession, officials said.
According to reports, nearly 45-year-old Mukulesh Mian alias Bhutto, a resident of Kaliachak in the same district, was nabbed with these fake notes from Rathbari area at around 10 pm. on Saturday.
"We have charged the man under IPC sections 489B (Using as genuine, forged or counterfeit currency-notes or bank-notes) and 489C (Possession of forged or counterfeit currency-notes or bank-notes) and we are quizzing him to know more about his involvement with FICN (Fake Indian Currency Notes) trafficking racket," a senior official of Malda district police said.
However, the middle-aged man was produced in a local court on Sunday and was remanded to police custody for further interrogation.
Few days earlier, five men were held with Rs. 2000 fake notes worth 56.74 lakh rupees from Kolkata's Kidderpore area.
After starting probe into the matter, police booked more three persons from Bagnan area in Kolkata's neighbouring Howrah district in connection with the case and busted their fake currency printing unit at Bauria area in the same district.