According to India Today, one of the arrestees is a Bangladeshi woman named Fatima alias Litchi.
She was arrested from Agra. NIA believes she migrated to India illegally some 20 years ago. Fatima and the other arrestee Anwar Ul Islam, who is also reported to be a Bangladeshi, have been involved in counterfeiting the new and supposedly “forgery-proof” Rs2000 notes introduced by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The NIA is officially interrogating both Bangladesh nationals. According to India Today, the racket gets supplies of counterfeit Indian currency from Bangladesh.
The investigation into the case could unearth a number of corrupt Indian policemen who reportedly helped Fatima obtain an Indian passport with a false address. Reportedly, Fatima has been running a money lending business at very low interest rates as a front for circulating the fake Indian bills that arrived from Bangladesh. Fatima also employs 10-12 women to help run her operation.