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Fake Indian Currency Smuggling Case – NIA Files Charge-Sheet Against Key FICN Trafficker in Bettiah

New Delhi. On (31.12.2020), NIA filed third Supplementary Charge-sheet before the NIA Special Court, Patna against accused Selim Sk S/o Rejjak Sk, r/o Village-Ghosaltola, Deonapur, PS- Baishnabnagar, District- Malda, West Bengal in NIA case arising out of FIR No. 118/2019, dated 02.02.2019 of PSBettiah Town, West Champaran, Bihar under sections 120B, 489B & 489C of IPC.

The case relates to seizure of Counterfeit Indian Currency Notes (FICN) having face value of Rs. 04 lakhs by Bettiah Police, Bihar on 02.02.2019 from the possession of one accused namely Julkar Shaikh.

During the course of investigation, it was revealed that Shahnawaj Shaikh and Mannalal Chaudhary who were incarcerated in Presidency Correctional Home, Kolkata were operating Counterfeit Indian Currency Notes (FICN) trafficking racket from jail through their associates Kamirujjaman, Rakesh Chaudhary & Julkar Shaikh. Thereafter, NIA arrested and charge-sheeted 04 accused persons namely Kamirujjaman, Rakesh Chaudhary, Shahnawaj Shaikh and Mannalal Chaudharyin addition to already arrested accused Julkar Sheikh. The investigation further revealed that Kamirujjaman had procured the FICN from Selim Sk who was subsequently arrested on 06.10.2020

Investigation has revealed that Selim Sk was sourcing FICN from a Bangladeshi National and supplying the same in Bihar and other parts of India through an organized network of couriers. NIA has been able to expose the full chain of conspiracy by the suppliers and the receivers of Counterfeit Indian Currency Notes (FICN) involved in trafficking in the instant case.

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