Monday, December 9, 2013

BSF arrests suspected ISI agent from Bangladesh border

From Business Standard
ANI | Agartala
December 8, 2013
The Border Security Force (BSF) has arrested a suspected agent of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) with fake Indian currency notes from an area close to India-Bangladeshborder in Tripura.

The suspect had 40 fake notes of Rs.500 denomination and the same were verified by a bank.A commandant of the 195 battalion, Chitra Paul, revealed more about the operation during which the suspected agent was arrested.

"Fake currency notes are made under the supervision of ISI. ISI then sends it through land border and other nations to India. The currency is not sent in bulk but in small quantity. In our operation, we arrested Suresh Chakma, who is from Gomati District, near fire station in Choumuni," said Paul.

Other then training and supply of arms to anti-India groups, ISI also uses militants for distribution of fake Indian notes to destabilise the Indian economy.

The arrested person was later taken for interrogation and on questioning revealed that he is a resident of Gomati district in Tripura. He said that he got the fake currency from Bangladesh and was supposed to distribute them in remote areas.

Tripura, which is surrounded by Bangladesh from three sides, shared 856-kilometre-long international border with Bangladesh.

The Government of India is trying to fence the entire 4096 kilometre India-Bangladesh border through which infiltration, movement of militants, cross border smuggling and cattle lifting are very rampant.

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