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Gujarat ATS arrests man for smuggling fake notes from Bangladesh

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On Friday, Gujarat ATS said that it has arrested a person allegedly involved in bringing fake currency notes into India from Bangladesh through Malda in West Bengal.

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The Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) said in a statement that the accused- Jyush Sheikh, was nabbed on Thursday from Mumbai by an ATS team on a tip-off about his presence in the metropolis.

Prior to his arrest, Sheikh was wanted in a case of seizure of high quality Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) with a face value of Rs 1.61 lakh in May 2016 in Bhuj town of Gujarat.

The statement stated, “On getting information that he is still active in FICN racket and is coming to Mumbai, a team of ATS went to that city and arrested him.”

“His primary interrogation has revealed that he is a resident of Malda district in West Bengal. He was smuggling FICN from Bangladesh to India through Malda route,” it furher stated

The ATS squad also mentioned in the statement that Jyush Sheikh has been handed over to the Special Operations Group (SOG) of the Gujarat police in Bhuj.

The SOG Bhuj had arrested four people with fake currency notes with a face value of Rs 1.61 lakh, which they were allegedly trying to circulate in Bhuj in Kutch district of Gujarat on May 27, 2016,

The police have identified the arrested people as Siraj Sheikh, Rehana Khatun, Sakia Khatun and Rustam Sheikh.

Accordingly, the interrogation of these four convicts have revealed that Jyush Sheikh was the supplier of counterfeit notes.

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