Guwahati, June 11: One person was arrested in Assam’s Changsari region today with counterfeit currency worth Rs 1,88,000. The fake money was being carried by him in form of counterfeit 2,000-rupee notes. The accused has been taken into custody for interrogation.

Earlier today, five people were arrested by Government Railway Police (GRP) with Rs 24 lakhs in demonetised notes. They were arrested from Howrah district. The five people were noticed moving in a suspicious manner at the Birshibpur railway station last night. They were then questioned by the GRP and their bags were searched upon which 24 lakhs of scrapped Rs 1000 and 500 wee discovered.

Pakistan plays a major role in circulation fake currency notes in India and by doing this, as per RAW, they make a handsome profit, mentions a report penned on Indiatimes. Reports suggest that Pakistan’s secret agency ISI (Inter-Service Intelligence) makes a yearly profit of Rs 500 crore. By circulating a note in India, ISI adds more than 30 per cent profit to its kitty. As per a research, in 2010 fake notes worth Rs 1600 crore touched Indian soil.

According to the reports of Intelligence Bureau and RAW, Pakistan’s Military spy agency and their infamous Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) have been reaping an annual profit of Rs 500 crore by circulating counterfeit currency notes in India.

Sources report that five high-quality printing press which is functional in Bangladesh prints only FICN. All these are owned by Habil Sheikh, reported Indian Express on June 1. The report also mentions that Kalu Sheikh a Bangladeshi national was arrested for carrying fake Indian current at West Bengal’s Malda. Post demonetisation Sheikh’s group became more active to spread the fake currency in India.