अब आप न्यूज्ड हिंदी में पढ़ सकते हैं। यहाँ क्लिक करें
Home » Beyond Metros » Around 28,000 fake notes of Rs 2000 seized post demonetisation

Around 28,000 fake notes of Rs 2000 seized post demonetisation

By Newsd
Updated on :
Source: Fulton News

The law enforcement agencies across the nation have seized around 28,000 fake notes of Rs 2,000, after demonetisation of currency notes of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 and the introduction of the new legal tender of Rs 2,000.

Notably, with the recovery of 22,479 fake Rs 2,000 notes, Gujarat topped the list among the seizures made by the NIA. The Gujarat police also held 4,251 fake notes of Rs 2,000. Eventually, Gujarat accounted for 95 per cent of the total seizure of fake Rs 2,000 notes across the nation.

The government told the Parliament that the Border Security Force (BSF) seized 378 fake notes of Rs 2,000 in West Bengal and Assam with a worth of Rs 7.56 lakh. Likewise, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) seized 22,677 counterfeit notes of Rs 2,000.

Police in 10 states also stated retrievals of 12,956 fake notes of Rs 500 after demonetisation. Gujarat again topped with the seizure of 8,720 fake notes of Rs 500, after West Bengal with 3,857 recoveries.  However, the government explained that as much as seizure of fake Rs 500 notes is concerned, the states had not specified a break-up of old and new note.

Kiren Rijiju, minister of state for home, told lawmakers that the overall seizure of the of Rs 6.2 crore has been made since demonetisation.

“All these cases are under investigation, including the source of fake currency,” he said.