Fake stamps worth Tk 2cr seized
Police seized a huge quantity of fake stamps worth over Tk two crore, certificates and licences from the city's Narinda area and also arrested two people in this connection yesterday.
Meanwhile, in separate drives on Thursday night Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members arrested five members of a fake note making ring with currencies worth over Tk 60 lakh of eight countries and unearthed a fake note making factory.
Kotwali police said they made the seizure from a factory where these forged items are being prepared for a long time illegally and arrested Md Faruq and Ishtiak Hossain.
They raided Amin Printers at Sharat Gupta Road in Narinda and seized the fake stamps along with a huge amount of fake certificates of National University and trade licences of Dhaka City Corporation.
Officer-in-Charge of Kotwali Police Station Salauddin Ahmed told The Daily Star that they are trying to net other people involved in the forgery.
Meanwhile, Rab-10 officials said they arrested Md Robin, 22, Shahid, 21, Aminur Mollah, 18, Sagir, 30, and Abdus Salam, 60, from different parts of the city and seized fake currencies of Bangladesh, the US, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, India, Bhutan, Kuwait and Myanmar.
The fake note making factory was found on the 5th floor of a building on Nawabpur Road in the old part of the city.
Rab said ringleader Robin admitted that they had been making fake notes since the last one-year-and-a-half.