Delhi emerging as the fake note capital of India - reveals RTI
Delhi is emerging as the largest hub for fake currency in India overtaking states like Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. This has been revealed by the data provided by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.
The findings show that in the first half of 2012, fake notes to the tune of over Rs. 4.15 crore have been recovered by the security agencies While in the past three years the amounted to Rs 4.08 crore, Rs 3.27 crore and Rs 3.01 crore respectively.
Citing the National Investigation Agency (NIA) sources, it has been claimed that all the fake notes circulated in India were printed in Pakistan and smuggled through Bangladesh and Nepal to reach Delhi via Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.