UP police asks WB

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Lucknow, Aug 12 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh police today asked the state governsments of West Bengal and Bihar to check all the chests of the nationalised banks situated near the international border on apprehension of mixing of fake currency by anti-national gangs.

The UP police also asked the banks to adopt strict measures of the RBI to open new accounts in order to check the inflow of the fake currencies.

The decisions were taken in a meeting between the state police and the bankers here.

The bankers meet was called in the backdrop of recovery of over Rs 1.60 crore fake currency from the SBI chest at Dumariaganj in Siddharthnagar district of UP, just 40 kilometers away from the Indo-Nepal border.

State Director General of Police Vikram Singh said more cordination was required between the STF, EOW, IB, RBI and other investigating agencies to deal with these anti-nationals, which were pumping fake currencies in the country.

Additional Director General of Police (law and order ) Brij Lal asked the banks and the state governments of West Bengal and Bihar to check all the chests in the international borders.

The ADGP said the smugglers were operating from other side of the border and strict vigil should be maintained on their activities.

The police officials also asked the banks to monitor the activities of their employees in the international bordering branches and aware the masses about the fake currency.

The banks were also asked to strictly follow the guidelines of audit and inspection as per the RBI norms and develop some inhouse technique to easily detect the fake currency.

During the inspection in the Dumaraiganj branch, officials found Rs 70 lakh missing from the bank's chest.

The RBI officials assured the state police that if required they could organise seminar to create awareness for the masses about the fake currency.

Altogether over 45 officials of nationalised and private banks participated in the meeting.

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