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Counterfeit Indian Currency Notes from Bangladesh: NIA tightens noose around smuggling racket

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Lucknow: NIA filed a charge-sheet in the NIA Special Court at Lucknow on Friday, 5 June 2020 against one accused Mohammad Murad Alam for smuggling high quality counterfeit Indian Currency Notes (FICN) that he had brought multiple times, purportedly smuggled from Bangladesh from the same source, and was supplying to a consignee in Uttar Pradesh.

The FICN case, linked to Ghaziabad in UP, has been filed under Sections 120B read with 489B & 489C of IPC and Section 16 & 18 of the 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 from the possession of the accused (resident of Ramnagar, falling under the Katihar Police station of Katihar district in Bihar) by the anti-terrorist squad of UP on 11 December 2019 from Ghaziabad Railway foot over bridge.

Initially, a case (FIR No. 09/2019 of 11 December 2019 was registered by the ATS Police station in Lucknow. Later, the case was taken over and re-registered by NIA.

Investigation has disclosed that accused Mohammad Murad Alam was involved in trafficking of high quality counterfeit Indian Currency Notes (FICN) sourced from one Sadar Ali @ Bengali of Malda, West Bengal and was supplying it to one Shahnawaj Ansari @ Bunty of Ghaziabad, UP. He had brought high quality FICN multiple times, purportedly smuggled from Bangladesh from the same source and was supplying to the same consignee in UP.

Further investigation continues in this case u/s 173(8)CrPC.

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