Hyderabad: A NIA report says that 90 per cent of fake currency enters India through Malda, the West Bengal district which has a porous border with Bangladesh. Agents from Telangana are handed over the fake notes at public places in Malda district, police said.
Following a preliminary investigation after arresting two agents at Mominpet last week, Ranga Reddy SP Rema Rajeshwari said they had an easy transaction with a Malda gang at a railway station.
“They were in touch with the gang in Malda over phone. They reached there, paid them cash, took the bags containing fake currency and returned to Secunderabad by train,” she said.
The Malda racketeers build connections with Telangana agents in prison. “When some people were jailed in an immoral trafficking case from Warangal, they met the Malda gang, who were in prison in connection with a counterfeit case,” said Korutla CI K. Rajashekhar Rao.
S. Rajita in the Matwada fake currency case, T. Kishan in Korutla and Metpally cases, and others secured contacts with the Malda gangs through these people.
Malda racketeers are usually careful about police tracking their agents from other states. “One agent from Telangana usually go thrice a year, because their Malda sources tell them not to come frequently. The gangs also ask them
to send new people to Malda to collect the fake currency to escape the police,” said a senior TS police official.
A problem TS police face while investigating the Malda counterfeit cases is the non-cooperation of WB police. “After we arrested the Malda gang, we sought help from Malda SP. But he was not ready to cooperate,” said an IPS official. who had earlier supervised an investigation....