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Thrust on stopping fake currency flow between India, Bangladesh

| Updated: December 20, 2017 21:10:18


Thrust on stopping fake currency flow between India, BD

A joint task force has emphasised on increasing cooperation between India and Bangladesh to check flow of fake currency between the two countries. 

The call was made on first day of the three-day conference of the task force on fake currency notes between the two neighbouring countries. 

The conference, which began on Sunday, is taking place at Police Headquarters (PHQs) in Dhaka. 

Additional Inspector General of Police (Admin and Ops) of the PHQs Mukhlesur Rahman formally inaugurated the conference, reports UNB. 

DIG (Crime Management)of the PHQs Rawshan Ara Begum led Bangladesh delegation, while her counterpart Inspector General (IG) of National Investigation Agency (NIA) Anil Shukla led Indian delegation in the meeting, said Soheli Ferdousi, AIG (Media) of the PHQs. 

In his inaugural speech, Additional IGP Mukhlesur Rahman said cooperation between the countries in various sectors, including crime control, has been increased and for these, it has become easier to prevent intra-country crimes, including militancy and fake currency. 

He expressed his hope that if this cooperation continues, both of the countries would be benefited and also it would be easier to face various types of crimes as well as to take prior steps as necessary. 

In the first day of the 3-day conference, both the delegations agreed to work together to identify the source of counterfeit currencies as well as to work jointly against culprits involved in making and circulating forged notes, said the AIG (Media) Soheli Ferdousi. 

In his speech, Indian delegation chief IG of NIA Anil Shukla said they would work together to prevent crimes for the sake of both the countries' economic stability. "It will be easier to prevent various crimes, including checking of fake currency," he said. 

Earlier, the Indian delegation made a courtesy call on to IGP AKM Shahidul Hoque at his PHQs office. During the meeting, they exchanged views with the IGP regarding various ways to stop transaction of fake currencies between Bangladesh and India.

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