Kolkata: National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) racketeer from Kolkata. The arrest is linked to recovery of High Quality Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN), having total face value
of Rs. 2,49,500 by the Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) of Uttar Pradesh Police from Ghaziabad on 11 December 2019. The UP ATS had seized the fake currency from the possession of an accused Mohammad Murad Alam.
The racketeer arrested from Kolkata on Monday 19 July 2021 is Sariful Islam, 34, son of Safikul SK, resident of Haji Abed Ali, Mandal Tola, Ghera, Bhagabanpur, Distt. Malda, West Bengal
Initially, an FIR (No. 09/2019) was registered at the ATS POlice Station in Lucknow , Uttar Pradesh on 11 December 2019. NIA had re-registered the case (RC-02/2020/NIA-LKW) on 4 February 2020 and taken over the investigation.
NIA had earlier chargesheeted 3 accused Mohammad Murad Alam, Tausif Alam and Shahnawaj Ansari in the case.
Investigation has revealed that the all the accused persons in the case were members of a FICN racket. The fake currency they were dealing in was being sourced from Bangladesh.
Chargesheeted accused Mohammad Murad Alam had received the consignment of high quality counterfeit Indian Currency Notes (FICN) from the accused Tausif Alam and had carried the consignment to deliver it to accused Shahnawaj Ansari.
Investigation found that the FICN consignment was supplied to accused Tausif Alam by arrested accused Sariful Islam who has cross border contacts in Bangladesh from where he used to procure FICN.
Arrested accused Sariful Islam was produced before NIA Spl. Court in Kolkata on Tuesday 20 July 2021 and taken on
transit remand to produce him before the NIA Spl. Court in Lucknow.