Satish Aditya
Raxaul ( Motihari) :  The Parsa district  police  of Nepal intercepted  two  racketeers of Indian fake currencies in Birgunj on September 5, 2019, and seized fake Indian currencies of the face value of  Rs 8,08,272  from their possessions.  Somendra Singh Rathaur, SP, Parsa, said that acting on a tip off the armed Revenue and Custom sleuths intercepted Abhishek Sarraf, 39, and Vishnu Shresth, 32,  from their homes in Birgunj, Nepal, and seized bundles of  fake Indian currencies.

These racketeers were in touch with some people who are the main receiver of fake notes in Nepal. These fake
notes was to be delivered to  syndicate members of adjoining Raxaul town in East Champaran district in North Bihar bordering Nepal.  Both  fake note racketeers  are being quizzed by  different agencies at Birgunj.

Nepal police have once again  stepped up surveillance on its southern border adjoining Bihar and  Uttar Pradesh states of India to check the racket of Indian fake currency notes via Nepal. According to reports, the Indian fake currency is allegedly being supplied  by Pakistan ISI  on a massive scale via Nepal after  Balakot air-strike in Pakistan made by India.

Delhi police had  on September 1, 2019, arrested a man from Nepal Asalam Ansari  in Delhi  with  fake currency notes of the face value of Rs 5 lakh. According to police  sources, Ansari was in touch with three men of Nepal :Abdul Rahman, Sajjad, and Sher Mohammad who are the main receivers of  fake notes  sent from Pakistan. Rahman is allegedly the kingpin of this syndicate and has links with D –company operatives and ISI.

RAW  sources told  this reporter  that this syndicate of fake notes in Nepal  are at present using three  Raxaul based carriers on border identified as Dinesh, Bhola Ansari, and Sagir. These information have been shared with Nepal police by  Ministry of Home Affairs, India.

The  Intelligence officers said  they are also surprised to see the seized fake notes which have similar security features as on original ones.  All the racketeers of  fake notes  operating on Indo-Nepal border have gone underground and some have
allegedly taken shelter in Motihari, headquarters of East Champaran district, and Muzaffarpur towns  in Bihar.

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