Title: Two Arrested in Uttar Pradesh for Smuggling Fake Currency from Bangladesh
The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) has successfully apprehended two individuals involved in the smuggling of counterfeit Indian currency. The accused, Chandan Sainik and Deepak Kumar, both hailing from Pratapgarh district, were arrested in Varanasi. The ATS received crucial information from an informant leading to the arrest. The seized currency notes were of the denomination Rs 500. Additional Director General of Police, ATS, Mohit Agarwal, revealed that the accused had confessed to their involvement in bringing the fake currency from Bangladesh and circulating it in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.
Deepak Kumar, one of the arrested individuals, had previous run-ins with the law, being jailed for ganja smuggling. Chandan Sainik, the other accused, had also been imprisoned twice before for ganja smuggling and vehicle theft. The ATS confiscated six smartphones, counterfeit currency, and air tickets from West Bengal during the operation.
The incident took place in Uttar Pradesh, a state located in northern India. Uttar Pradesh shares its border with Bangladesh, making it vulnerable to smuggling activities. The state has been actively combating various criminal activities, including terrorism and organized crime, through the efforts of the ATS.
The Uttar Pradesh ATS has successfully apprehended two individuals involved in the smuggling of counterfeit currency from Bangladesh. The accused, Chandan Sainik and Deepak Kumar, were arrested in Varanasi based on crucial information provided by an informant. The ATS recovered fake currency, along with other incriminating evidence, during the operation. This arrest highlights the state’s commitment to combatting criminal activities and maintaining law and order.