Fake currency in Rs 2,000 notes seized

Guwahati: Fake Indian currency notes with a face value of Rs 4.4 lakh were recovered by BSF personnel from a village along the Indo-Bangladesh border in Dhubri district of Assam, BSF said in a statement today.

Altogether 220 notes, all in the denomination of Rs 2,000, were seized from Khusnimara village in an operation yesterday.

The consignment was coming from Bangladesh and was meant for someone in Dhubri, the statement said adding that the courier managed to escape leaving behind the fake notes.

The seized currencies have been handed over to police.