Guwahati: As many as 62 persons arrested over the past 10 days and recovered a large quantity of fake gold and Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) in the Lakhimpur district, said official on Sunday.
According to Lakhimpur police, the action against operators in fake gold and FICN is being further intensified in the district.
On Saturday, Lakhimpur police recovered 18 pieces of fake gold bars weighing 26.6 kg from a vehicle at the Bangalmara Bazar area under the Bihpuria police station and arrested 27-year-old Ashraful Ali.
On Friday too, Lakhimpur police recovered three pieces of fake gold bars weighing 2.4 kg from Balitika area under the Laluk police station. A day before, seven fake gold bars making block casts, one piece of fake gold and eight pieces of brass in golden colour from the Daulatpur area under the Bihpuria police station were recovered.
According to Lakhimpur district police, continuous operations against operators in fake gold and Fake Indian Currency Notes have been mounted by Lakhimpur district police in Bangalmara, Dolohat, Laluk and Nowboicha areas.
Earlier, at least 32 people who were allegedly involved in Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) and fake gold racket have surrendered before police in the district.
After taking charge as Lakhimpur SP, IPS Anand Mishra said those involved in FICN and fake gold businesses would not be spared.
Lakhimpur is one of the four districts that has been identified as the hotbed of fake notes and gold racket business.