GUWAHATI, May 12 � An international fake currency note racket was busted by the Border Security Force (BSF) following the arrest of one Bangladeshi national, who was earlier arrested in United States of America. Photocopy of a fake Indian passport was also recovered from his possession.
BSF sources said that the Bangladeshi national, Rashul Khan, who hails from Maulavi Bazaar area, was arrested last night by personnel of the border guarding force when he tried to enter India through Lyngkhat in Jowai in Meghalaya. He was carrying fake
Indian currency notes of the face value of Rs 90,000 , all in Rs 500 denomination.
Interestingly during investigation, the BSF came to know that Rasul was earlier arrested in USA and served jail term in Washington from 1998 to 2003.
The BSF also recovered photocopy of an Indian passport, naming him as Islam Saiful of Nagaon and he claimed that he managed to obtain the passport from the Passport Office, Guwahati with the help of one Sarifuddin of Nagaon. He claimed that the original copy of the passport was with Sarifuddin, who was to hand it over to him on his arrival in India. Sarifuddin also hails from Nagaon.
Rasul was also planning to fly to Saudi Arabia from Mumbai on May 25. Further investigation into the matter is on.