BSF seizes fake Indian currency worth Rs 4 lakh near Indo-Pak border in Ferozepur
Border Security Force (BSF) in a joint operation with Punjab Police has seized Fake Indian currency Notes (FICN) worth Rs.4 lakh, 2 pistols (China made), two magazines and 74 live cartridges, from a point, located in the area of Border Observation Post (BOP) Dona Telu (DT) Mal.
As per the details made available during the press conference at BSF HQ, Ramesh Kumar, Commandant BSF informed that a secret tip-off was received during the patrolling that a consignment of FICN, arms and ammunition that was received from Pakistan based smugglers, was lying dumped in the an agriculture field, beyond the barbered wire towards Indian side.
He further informed that on getting a confirmed information from the informer, a joint search of BSF 143 Bn with the Punjab
Police of Gurbhej Singh, DSP (Special Branch) and Kikkar Singh, Incharge CIA, under the supervision of Manminder Singh, SSP was carried out at the designated place.
Gurbhej Singh DSP (Special Branch) informed that a case under sections 489-A, 489-B, 489-C, 25/54/59 of Arms Act has been registered on February 9, 2014 at Mamdot police station and further investigations have been started to nab the accused and to ascertain as to which Pakistani and Indian smugglers had a deal with regard to FICN and arms/ammunition.
DIG has said that the entire matter is being examined separately. Regarding fencing of entire border like China Wall to put a check on the frequent smuggling through the plain border, he said, the concept is already there with the authorities and they are working on the same.