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Siliguri FICN case – NIA Arrests One FICN Rackeeter

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New Delhi. NIA arrested one FICN racketeer namely Jakir Sekh r/o Bahargoria, district Purba Bardhaman, West Bengal. Jakir Sekh is an associate of Bangladeshi FICN supplier Munshi. During the search at his premises 2 mobile phones were also seized.

The case is related to seizure of FICN of face value ₹4,01,000 from the possession of accused Golam Martuja on 08.01.2020 by DRI, Regional Unit Siliguri, West Bengal. NIA had registered the case on 09.03.2020 and taken up the investigation. NIA had earlier filed chargesheet against 4 arrested accused persons in Special NIA Court, Siliguri, West Bengal, under sections 120 B, 489B, 489C of IPC and sections 16, 18 and 20 of UA(P)Act, 1967.

Investigation had revealed that the arrested accused Jakir Sekh and charge sheeted accused persons were part of a terrorist gang comprising smugglers, couriers and distributors of FICN and had entered into a criminal conspiracy in association with other known and unknown accused to smuggle and circulate High Quality Counterfeit Indian Paper Currency Notes with the intention to cause damage to monetary stability of India. Arrested accused used to receive FICNs from Bangladesh based smugglers through multiple couriers and used to circulate them and further channelize the proceeds to Bangladesh based smugglers through different couriers.

Further investigation in the case to identify the transnational linkages continues.

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