NIA files supplementary charge sheet in Visakhapatnam FICN Case

NIA files supplementary charge sheet in Visakhapatnam FICN Case

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New Delhi, Apr 12 : National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday filed a supplementary charge sheet in Vishakhapatanam fake Indian currency note case in Vijayawada NIA court against Md Akbar Hussain of Kamrup district of Assam. He was booked under sections of 120B read with 489B of IPC and sections 16, 18, 20 of UA (P) Act.

The case relates to seizure of High Quality Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) having face value of Rs 5,01,500 in the denomination of Rs 1,000 (100 notes) and Rs 500 (803 notes)from the possession of Saddam Hossain at Visakhapatnam Railway Station by Visakhapatnam Department of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on September 20,2015.

On interrogation, he disclosed that the said FICN was provided to him on by one Roustam alias Hasmat of Farakka in West Bengal. He also disclosed that the FICN was smuggled into India from Bangladesh and he was carrying it over to Bengaluru for delivery. The probe agency had earlier filed four charge-sheets (one original and three supplementary) against Saddam Hossain, Md Rustam SK alias Rustam SK, Amirul Hoque, Mohammed Hakim, and Syed Imran under various sections of IPC and Sections 16, 18 and 20 of the UA (P) Act.

“During investigation, it was established that Md Akbar Ali alias Md Akbar Hussain along with his associates hatched a criminal conspiracy with the intention to threaten the monetary stability of India by procuring and circulating high quality fake Indian currency notes in India”, the probing agency said. Md Akbar Ali being an active member of the terrorist gang, was involved in circulation of FICN in Bangalore and other parts of the country, the NIA said in a statement. (UNI)