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NIA Files Charge-sheet against FICN Trafficker in Ghaziabad & Gomatinagar cases

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New Delhi. NIA filed Supplementary Charge-sheet against an accused Sariful Islam @ Sariful Sk S/o Safikul Islam, in the NIA Special Court, Lucknow, under Sections 120B read with section 489B of IPC and Sections 16 & 18 of UA (P) Act 1967.

The case relates to recovery of High Quality Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN), having face value of Rs. 2,49,500/- by ATS, UP, from Ghaziabad on 11.12.2019. Initially, an FIR was registered at PS- ATS, Lucknow (UP). NIA had re-registered the case and taken over the investigation.

After investigation, a Charge-sheet was filed against one accused on 05.06.2020 and another Supplementary Charge-sheet was filed against two accused on 25.03.2021.

Investigation revealed that the earlier charge-sheeted accused persons had received high quality counterfeit Indian Currency Notes from accused Sariful Islam, who has been charge sheeted. It was also revealed that accused Sariful Islam was in contact with Bangladesh based smugglers and conspirators involved in illicit trafficking of FICN.


NIA Files Charge-Sheet in Gomtinagar FICN Case

NIA filed Supplementary Charge Sheet in the NIA Special Court, Lucknow u/s 120 B, 489 B of IPC and 16 & 18 of UA(P) Act against accused Sohrab Hussain s/o Kadir Seikh.

The case is related to recovery and seizure of FICN by ATS UP on 25.11.2019 having face value of Rs. 179000/- wherein FIR was registered at PS-ATS, Gomtinagar, Lucknow (UP). NIA had re-registered the case.

During investigation it was found that the accused persons of this case had conspired to smuggle, procure and keep high quality Fake Indian Currency Notes and had further circulated and supplied to various persons/consignees in the state of UP. Investigation done so far, revealed that the FICN recovered was being supplied from Malda, West Bengal.

Earlier Charge-sheet was filed on 21.05.2020 against three accused persons and one Supplementary Charge-sheet was filed against another accused on 17.09.2021. The accused Sohrab Hussain, who was charge sheeted was one of the important player in the conspiracy of FICN trafficking and was also in contact with FICN network based in Bangladesh.

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