Dawood-Aided Fake Indian Currency Scam Busted
The Pakistani ISI was using Dawood Ibrahim’s network to dump the notes in India via Nepal
In a major crackdown, a fake currency syndicate operated from Pakistan was busted by the Indian authorities yesterday. Fake currency in denominations of 500 and 2000 rupees notes, worth 1.25 lakhs was recovered from this operation.
Pakistani secret agency, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) was reportedly using fugitive terrorist Dawood Ibrahim’s network to push the counterfeit money from the Nepal border to India. After sources alerted the police, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has increased its vigilance at the Nepal and Bangladesh borders.
The racket was busted in Uttar Pradesh’s Pilibhit and Baheri and the police have arrested some suspects for questioning. In the last week, the UP police had received some information about a possible illegal consignment in the state. All security agencies including the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) were on high-alert after this.
It is known that one of Dawood’s biggest businesses is the printing of forged notes. Before this, in November 2019, an ex-minister’s son and a Pakistani agent were apprehended in Kathmandu, Nepal in a crackdown, where the police recovered fake cash worth 7.77 crore rupees.
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