Lucknow: Following the strict vigilance and action against smugglers on the Indo-Nepal border, the business of counterfeit notes has intensified from Bangladesh.

The wad of notes is reaching to Uttar Pradesh from Kaliachak of West Bengal and the ATS has intimated the West Bengal police in this regard.

Counterfeit notes of around Rs 11 lakh were seized from Bareilly, Etawa, Varanasi and Auria in September alone.

On Monday, Vikas Chaudhary of Mathura and Vinod Kumar Popli of New Delhi were caught with counterfeit notes worth Rs 3.25 lakh.

After interrogation, it was revealed that the culprits were getting counterfeit notes from Bangladesh and operating their network from Kaliachak.

According to sources, the counterfeit notes printed in Pakistan are of better quality. On giving Rs 70,000 one can get fake notes worth Rs 1 lakh while the rate was Rs 60,000 in Nepal.

Criminals are engaged in this business in the backdrop of 2012 UP Assembly elections.

According to Special DG Brijlal, the fake notes are entering India through West Bengal, and the police department is alert in taking action against this network.

JPN/Bureau