Shillong, May 15: BSF personnel yesterday seized Indian currency worth Rs 5 lakh along the international border in Meghalaya’s South Garo Hills district.
Troops deployed at the Baghmara border outpost seized the amount on the zero line at 6.30pm. The suspected Bangladeshi national, who was carrying the notes, managed to flee under cover of darkness.
SBI Baghmara officials checked the currency notes and it was found out that notes worth Rs 4,500 were “fake”, a BSF official said.
Quoting sources, the official said the seized money was “extortion money” being carried by a linkman of an Indian insurgent group. The notes were handed over to Baghmara police station.