New Delhi, May 1&: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday filed an additional charge sheet in Ahmadabad NIA Special Court in Junagarh Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) case, an official release said here on Thursday.
The additional charge sheet has been filed against Tahir Shaikh alias Kaliya who is a resident of Sukhapura village in Malda district under section 120B, 489B and 489C of IPC. This case is related to seizure of FICN having face value of Rs 1,52,000 in the denomination of currency notes of Rs 2000 (53 notes) and Rs 500 rupees from the possession of Sanjay kumar Mohanbhai Devadiya alias Sanjay kumar Mohanbhai Devaliya at Junagadh by Ahmadabad Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) October 19,2018 on the basis of credible information shared by NIA.
During interrogation, Sanjay Kumar Mohanbhai Devadiya disclosed that he had purchased the aforesaid FICN from accused Tahir Saikh at New Farakka in West Bengal on the directions of accused Sureshbhai Mavajibhai Lathidadiya alias Guruji who was lodged at Presidency Correctional Home, Alipore, Kolkatta, in connection with another NIA case.
He also disclosed that FICN was smuggled into India from Bangladesh and he was carrying it over to Junagadh, Gujarat for circulation in crowded areas and market places. The Central terror probe agency had earlier filed a charge-sheet on January 15 against Sanjay kumar Mohanbhai Devadiya and Sureshbhai Mavajibhai Lathidadiya under section 489B, 489C and 120B of the IPC in NIA Special Court at Ahmedabad.
During investigation, it was established that Tahir Saikh along with arrested accused Sanjay Kumar Mohanbhai Devadiya and accused Sureshbhai Mavajibhai Lathidadiya hatched a criminal conspiracy for procurement, supply and circulation of FICN in Indian Territory. Accused Tahir Saikh, the main supplier of FICN from West Bengal, was arrested by NIA on February 19 at Shukpara, Malda.(UNI)