Assam Police on March 14 seized fake currency note of Rs15.44 lakh from the New Chandpur area on the Indo-Bangladesh border in the state's Karimganj district, said an official.
As per the official, the fake notes worth Rs 15.44 lakh were seized during a joint operation by Patharkandi police and Assam Rifles of Karimganj following a tip-off.
The police also arrested one person in connection with the matter identified as Nizam Uddin Laskar.
''Acting on specific input, police along with Assam Rifles conducted a joint operation and intercepted a person who was carrying a black polythene containing fake currency worth 15. 44 lakh. The police also seized a mobile phone from the suspected person who has been identified as Nizam Uddin Laskar,'' said a police official while speaking over the matter with the media.
Meanwhile, the police have launched an investigation in this regard and are currently interrogating Laskar.
On March 5, the Barpeta police arrested a fake money launderer named Mustafizur Rahman and recovered Rs 5 lakh in fake notes from him. The arrest was made near the Shawpur petrol pump in Kolgachia when Rahman was on his way from Hawli to Abhayapuri to supply the fake currency.
Assam has been grappling with the issue of fake currency for some time now, and the arrest of Rahman is seen as a significant breakthrough in curbing this menace. The police raided in front of the Shawpur petrol pump under Kolgachia police station based on a tip-off and managed to arrest Rahman with fake notes.
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