Malda (WB):  Sleuths from West Bengal CID team and Andhra Pradesh police has arrested a kingpin of a fake note racket in Malda district, police said on Friday.

The 25-year-old Luftar Haque was arrested from a village in Baishnabnagar area on Thursday in a joint raid by the CID and police.

The accused is believed to be a kingpin of a fake currency racket, members of which was arrested in Andhra Pradesh last week.

Police said Haque used to smuggle fake notes from Bangladesh and circulate it to the rest of the country.

He was produced in a court here on Friday, which gave Andhra police transit remand.

In a separate case, the state police also arrested another fake note supplier Manoj Mandal from Kalichowk area on Thursday.