HYDERABAD: The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has, for the first time, included fake Indian currency notes (FICN) of various denominations under the ambit of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 2016. While Gujarat led the charts, the Telugu states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana found themselves in the third and fifth places respectively in terms of the value of currency notes seized. The total value of all the notes seized is Rs15,92,50,181.Fake currency notes valuing Rs10,12,22,821 have been seized under the UAP Act from all states put together. A total number of 1,079 FIRs have been registered and 1,067 accused have been detained under the same Act.
From Union Territories, fake notes of a total purported value of Rs 5,80,27,360 have been seized. As many as 1,172 FIRs have been registered and 1,107 persons arrested for possessing these notes.
In all, 2,272 fake notes of 2,000-rupee denomination have been seized across the country so far. Besides, 52,513 notes of 1,000-rupee and 83,515 notes of 500-rupee denominations have also been seized. Of the 2,000-rupee fake notes seized in the country, 1,300 were seized in Gujarat alone. Besides, 11,706 numbers of 1,000-rupee notes, 16,900 of 500-rupee notes and 9,561 of 100-rupee notes were also seized apart from the notes of lower
denominations of Rs 50, Rs 20 and Rs 10 — taking the total value of seized notes to Rs 2,37,24,050.
In Telangana, 114 fake notes of Rs 2,000, 3,206 notes of Rs1,000, 8,138 notes of Rs 500, 893 notes of Rs 100, 107 notes of Rs 50, 117 notes of Rs 20 and 91 notes of Rs 10 (total value Rs 76,00,905) have been seized.
In Andhra Pradesh, only three fake notes of 2,000-rupee denomination have been seized. As many as 5,002 notes of 1000-rupee, 8,296 of 500-rupee and 1,240 notes of 100-rupee denominations have also been seized in the State, taking the total value of seizure to Rs 92,80,000. In the cities 294 cases of ‘Counterfeiting Currency & Bank notes’ were registered under Sections 489A-489E of Indian Penal Code. Delhi topped the list with 76 cases, followed by Chennai (45), Bengaluru(39) and Hyderabad(23).