Dhaka, Delhi to fight fake currency

The joint task force of Bangladesh and Indian signed a joint declaration to tackle smugglings and counterfeit currency in the two countries.

“The second such top security-level formal talks between the two countries especially on fake currency signed a joint declaration to work together against fake currency notes,” Additional Inspector General of Police M Moklesur Rahman told journalists on the second-day of the three-day bilateral meeting held at Police Headquarters in the capital city today, reports BSS.

Inspector General, National Investigation Agency (NIA) is leading the 15-member delegation of India.

bd-indiaOn the other hand, a 26-member Bangladeshi delegation is leading by Additional Inspector General of Police M Moklesur Rahman, along with senior officials of Bangladesh Police and the Ministry of Home Affairs.

He said both sides of the joint task force have committed to fight counterfeit currency notes as well as other criminal activities in the both countries.

Moklesur Rahman said the meeting also discussed about smuggling of Indian made contraband ‘phensidyle’ and its factories located in the border areas of India.

“We have also talked about smuggling of drugs, manufacturing of fake currencies and other related criminal activities aimed at curbing those crimes with joint efforts,” the additional IGP said.

During the talks, the two sides shared various information on the issue and reiterated their firm conviction to control criminals activities in both the countries, he added.

Moklesur Rahman said the joint task force also discussed strategies to stop smuggling and circulation of fake notes, adding, “Both the countries want to stop such crimes.”

“We have reached a point to share information of criminals as well as fake note producers and users. A data base would be established in this regard,” he added.

This is the second such top security level formal talks between both the countries especially on fake currency notes and other smugglings, the police officer said adding that the meeting also discussed smuggling of Indian made contraband ‘phensidyle’ and its factories located in the border areas of India.

During the three-day talks, Indian side has agreed committed to prove all out support for curbing smuggling, manufacturing fake currencies and other crimes in the border areas, Moklesur Rahman said.

Indian head of delegate SK Singh said that the meeting was held with the most cordial manners to work together against criminal activities, adding, “We have achieved a major milestone on the same page and both of us will work together against the menace.”


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