As far as the number of arrests in connection with fake currency notes is concerned, West Bengal topped the list.
New Delhi: Delhi has earned the dubious distinction of being the top city among all the states and Union Territories where maximum amount of counterfeit currency was seized for the four consecutive years since January 1, 2013.
While counterfeit currency to the tune of about 7.59 crore was seized in Delhi till September 30 this year, the city topped the list with the government agencies claiming to have made seizures to the tune of about Rs 9.65crore in 2015, Rs 9.09 crore in 2014 and Rs 10.35 crore in 2013. After Delhi, it is Maharasthra where maximum seizures of counterfeit notes to the tune of Rs 3.34 crore was made till September 30 this year, Rs 7.30 crore in 2015, Rs 7.38 crore in 2014 and Rs 6.07 crore in 2013.
As far as the number of arrests in connection with fake currency notes is concerned, West Bengal topped the list with 140 people facing action till September.
While 155 people were held in Maharashtra in 2015, the state was way ahead of other states in 2014 also with a maximum of 173 people facing action for dealing in fake currency. In 2013, it was Andhra Pradesh where a maximum of 242 people were arrested.
In J&K, about Rs 3.52 lakh of counterfeit notes were seized in 2013, Rs 2.19 lakh in 2014, Rs 1.38 lakh in 2015 and Rs 5.49 lakh till September 30. The counterfeit notes to the tune of Rs 1.51 crore, Rs 2.91crore, Rs 2.10 lakh and Rs 5,000 were seized from poll-bound states of UP, Gujarat, Punjab and Goa, respectively till September 30.
In neighbouring Haryana, reports suggest only Rs 1.15 lakh counterfeit notes were seized till September 30. But the state witnessed a seizure of about 1.30 crore in 2015, about 9. 37 lakh in 2014 and Rs 1.59 crore in 2013.
Among the states and Union Territories where no counterfeit currency was seized till September 30 this year are Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep. Reports suggest about Rs 27.79 crore of counterfeit currency was seized and 700 people were arrested for dealing in fake notes across the country till September 30 this year.