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‘High quality’ fake Rs 2000 notes seized, NIA sends them for forensic analysis


New Delhi, Feb 15 (HT) : After the demonetisation, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) made its first recovery of three fake Indian currency notes of Rs 2,000 which investigators say ‘appear’ to be of high quality.

“Following the introduction of new currency notes of Rs 2,000 and Rs 500, there have been around half a dozen cases where fake currency notes in the denomination of Rs 2,000 were recovered but their quality of far inferior. Most of them were just scanned copy of the note. But the recovery made on Tuesday by our investigators appear to be of high quality,” said a senior NIA official who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

The agency said it arrested an absconding accused Umar Faruq, a native of Malda in West Bengal, in a two-year-old case of Fake India Currency Smuggling (FICN).

Faruq was on his way to hand over the samples of the fake Rs 2,000 notes to another FICN racketeer when he was picked up.

“The note appeared to be high quality but as of now we don’t know how many security features of the new Rs 2000 currency note have been imitated by the smugglers. The notes have been sent for a forensic analysis for detailed study,” added the official.

Before the recovery made by the NIA on Tuesday, the West Bengal police have also registered a case in connection with a recovery, of 40 fake Rs 2000 notes, made by the BSF at Indo-Bangladesh border.

“Their quality is also looks better than the scanned print outs recovered earlier. But that case is not with the NIA,” said the official.

The NIA takes up probe of only those cases where the recovered fake currency is high quality ,where most of the security features of the Indian currency are found to be imitated, and also when involvement of organised networks from across the border is suspected. Before the Tuesday’s recovery from Faruq, the agency had not taken over probe into any of recoveries of fake currency made across the country after the demonetization on November 8 due to their inferior quality.

The government had argued that smuggling of the FICN from across the border was one of the reasons of demonetisation of old currency notes in the denomination of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000.

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman/Wash DC.

    Thu, Feb 16 2017

    People,

    India should print Paki fake currency in our currency printing press and drop plane loads of them in Karachi, over Dawoods house...and after that deny any knowledge about it...this is only language Pookis understand...

    'Laton ke Bhooth.....Baton se....'

    ...JH...

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  • SMR, Karkala

    Wed, Feb 15 2017

    How can we expect from this government 'original', when the Prime minister of the nation's and his own cabinet colleagues degrees are faked?

    This is the genuine case which proves that withdrawing 86% of liquidity over night is not an solution to fight 'corruption' and 'black money' but transparency in political funding , purging criminals from political parties and bringing the parties under RTI can some extent solve the problem.

    Introducing Rs2000 notes has only increased the terror threat double and black money hoarders easy.

    Jai Hind

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Frazer Town,Bangaluru

    Wed, Feb 15 2017

    Modi's other day new notes printed have already seems to be in the market which is reported to be fake need to taken as serious to the stability of our currency

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  • JK, Udupi

    Wed, Feb 15 2017

    Just wait and watch Government will ban Rs 2000 note. They released 2000 note only to catch thieves.

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  • alfria, mumbai

    Wed, Feb 15 2017

    government has got a job in hand that is to ban notes, and people got a job in hand to stand and line to exchange the baned notes, what an idea sirji.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 15 2017

    Ir is better to replace new notes to High quality note it will be better

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  • Balaji, Udupi

    Wed, Feb 15 2017

    most of people enjoying news about fake notes .... just they want to blame modi thats it,

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  • AGL, Mangaluru

    Wed, Feb 15 2017

    Demonetization is complete failure. Neither it has unearthed black money or stopped counterfeiting Indian currency. It had caused tremendous inconvenience to general public. Feku is only thumping his 56".....

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  • Roshan, Mangaluru

    Wed, Feb 15 2017

    Who came on TV talking big about the demonitization? Modi or Nawaz Sharif? Modi said counterfiet is gone, terrorism is gone, black money is gone, corruption gone after demonitization. So bear the short term pain. Pakistan doing same since Independence the same, was Modi just born before demonitisation, to know nothing about it?

    It was a blunder of top order, pushing India to backwards. Many told he was wrong - BJP called those as anti-nationals and today they are proving who really are anti-nations.

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Wed, Feb 15 2017

    What FEKU says on this? He was giving so many idiotic explanations during demonetization!

    Even E-cards/E-money are not safe. If someone can hack home ministry's web site, do you guys thing, someone can stop any malfunctioning/misuse of cashless transactions?

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  • Pinto, BLR

    Wed, Feb 15 2017

    What is this "High Quality Fake Note ?"

    There is only "original" or "fake". Government and RBI should immediately take action to save citizens from another blunder & unnecessary harassment. Educate citizens to easily identify fakes asap. Else it will be another man made disaster of the century.

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  • mohan sr., Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 15 2017

    Two thousands currency not at all required for India as per India,s growth and standered of living . It is giving more corruption , more black money , more havala trading. and not at all benefit to middle class and poor people . This Two thousand note should be stopped immediately.

    One must see how US is still in maximum 100 dollar where its a global transaction.

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  • Ajith Poojari, Mumbai

    Wed, Feb 15 2017

    Where are the Blind Bhakths now .... lolz

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  • Tom Cat, Mumbai

    Wed, Feb 15 2017

    Modi's demonisation gone with the wind. He has proved to be joker worse than Pappu. 53-inch chest has become 5.3 inches. What a shame.

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  • Sunil Kumar, Manipal

    Wed, Feb 15 2017

    Ha ha ha

    Well said dear now no more Mann ki Baath

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  • Haneec, Riyadh

    Wed, Feb 15 2017

    New challenge for feku.

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  • Naveen Kotian, Manipal

    Wed, Feb 15 2017

    Tight slap on chaiwala

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 15 2017

    How to detect the new fake note and new note.? Why RBI is not giving the difference to the public.? I think for them also difficult to trace.

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  • Karthik, Mumbai

    Wed, Feb 15 2017

    BJP is a completely flop ......

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  • Roshan, Mangaluru

    Wed, Feb 15 2017

    BJP has become butt of jokes for all.

    Modi said corruption will end - it is actually grown. Modi said black money will end. Again it is more. Modi said Terrorism will end - it is going on. Modi said Counterfeit will end, it is going on.

    Normal hard working Indians died and pained by Modi's demonetization, which is done with great fun-fare, no plans, no ground work. All to try and win UP elections.

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  • Aubb, Kuwait

    Wed, Feb 15 2017

    @ Roshan,

    Illegal mining scam amounting several thousand crores by BJP minister and family in Gujarat reported by NDTV this morning.

    Jai ho Acche Din monger Modi!!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Feb 15 2017

    I am telling this Government once again - Start printing plastic notes with built in chip ...

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  • Rita, Germany

    Thu, Feb 16 2017

    @Jossey mumbai,Jossey for everything our specialists in India have a answer ,so this too will not be problem to copy.

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  • Madava Poojari, Manipal

    Wed, Feb 15 2017

    What a Acche Din within few month of Demonetization .. ha ha ha

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  • Shakuna, Kinnigoli

    Wed, Feb 15 2017

    You are happy for faking your country's currency? My god!

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  • Anil Kumar, Kudla

    Wed, Feb 15 2017

    Shakuna

    We are not because of this ....

    Chaiwala said after Demonetization there will not be black money lol

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  • Shakuna, Kinnigoli

    Thu, Feb 16 2017

    Anil,

    Chaiwala's action helped to washout crores of old fake notes atleast. Again to dump that much fake currency they need time. Atleast my Chailwala could do that much harm to them.

    This faking is done with help of foreign governments and not by individuals, and you see it as a failure of Chaiwala. He is not going to fail easily.

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Suratkal/ M'lore/Bahrain

    Wed, Feb 15 2017

    It is clearly visible now that demonetization was a big blunder !!

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  • Yogesh, Mumbai

    Wed, Feb 15 2017

    Lol Make in India and Digital India ha ha ha

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  • Chetan, Udupi

    Wed, Feb 15 2017

    Acche din... by chaiwala .. now no more mann ki baat

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  • Flavian dsouza, chik/bengaluru

    Wed, Feb 15 2017

    There was so much of shortage and this gave an opportunity for fraudsters to print faster then the govt could do.
    we should ban all denominations above 500 in the near future . All transactions above 500 should be digital only

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Wed, Feb 15 2017

    The whole of Hindustan suffer from one or the other FEKU syndrome....., all big big talks are just bakwaas...,

    achche din ayega..., till then let us enjoy the DOMBARATA..,

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  • Sharath, sharu4854@gmail.com

    Wed, Feb 15 2017

    Start Now Blaming Govt>>>

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  • Amigo, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 15 2017

    No, we should appreciate Chaiwala Feku and his bunch of Jokers for the BLUNDERS.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Feb 15 2017

    Expect another Demonetization ...

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  • Gangaram, Moodbidri

    Wed, Feb 15 2017

    hope there is no demonetisation again with scraping 2000 notes and issueing 5,000 and 10,000 notes.... because BJP govt has alergy on small bills...

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  • ABDUL RAFIQ, Uchila

    Wed, Feb 15 2017

    As per Feku Modi demonetization will stop the terrorism, fake notes and corruption but none of them happened. Then what is the benefits of demonetization to the people of this country????

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 15 2017

    Surprise. With in 3 months of Demonetization! !!.

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