NORTH LAKHIMPUR, April 2 � One Ainuddin was arrested by police in Bangalmora in Lakhimpur district on the charges of dealing in fake gold and counterfeit currency notes. Police have been hunting for Ainuddin for his involvement in the illicit trade through which he had been duping people across the State and neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Manipur.
It may be recalled that Bangalmora region of Lakhimpur district, some 30 kms west of North Lakhimpur district headquarters, has earned the dubious distinction of fake gold and counterfeit currency trade for many years with full knowledge of the police and the district administration. Some arrests are being made in regular intervals by the police but no permanent solution has been achieved.
There have been allegations of involvement of police with the illicit traders as news of duped customers appear time to time.