2005 design of 500, 1000 rupee currency notes compromised: CBI

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New Delhi, Aug. 14 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday said it will form a team to investigate how and at what level the 2005 design of currency notes, especially of 500 and 1,000 denominations, had been "compromised."

"With the technological advancement, the counterfeiters know about the kind of paper and ink that is being used in making currency notes and not the security template," a CBI spokesperson told reporters.

The template is the top-secret plate, which is used for printing the currency.

The CBI has admitted that the counterfeiters have deep knowledge and access to the special kind of ink, paper and other ingredients, which are used to make currency note.

The CBI has formed a team to investigate the leak of the design, the official said.

"A special team has been formed which consist of officers from CBI, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, RBI and Central Forensic Science Laboratory," he said. (ANI)

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