NIA files charge sheet in Surat FICN case in Ahmadabad Spl Court

NIA files charge sheet in Surat FICN case in Ahmadabad Spl Court

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New Delhi, Aug 31: National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday filed a charge sheet under section of 120B, 489B, 489C of IPC against the accused Vinod Nishad and Mahefuz Shaikh under section 120B, 489B of IPC before the Ahmadabad Special NIA Court, an official release said here on Saturday. Accused Vinod Nishad is a resident of village Tehwara in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar while Mahefuz Shaikh is from Surat. This case was related to the recovery of Fake Indian Currency Note (FICN) having face value of Rs 2,00,000 by Surat branch of Directorate of Revenue intelligence (DRI) when they arrested two accused Vinod Nishad and Mahefuz Shaikh on June 5 for possession and circulation of FICN.

The NIA took over the case from Surat DRI on July 25 and during investigation it revealed that both the arrested accused persons hatched a criminal conspiracy with another accused Abdul Gaffar to purchase and circulate FICN in Surat and other parts of India. Accused Abdul Gaffar is still absconding. On behest of Abdul Gaffar, Mahefuz Shaikh purchased FICN worth Rs. 2,00,000/- from accused Vinod Nishad in exchange of Rs. 1,20,000 genuine Indian currency, who in turn collected it from accused Abdul Gaffar at Muzaffarpur, Bihar.

After collecting the FICN, accused Vinod Nishad travelled to Surat in the train from Muzaffarpur and was intercepted by DRI officials with FICN of Rs 2,00,000 at Surat Railway Station. Accused Mahefuz Shaikh came to Surat Railway Station to collect the FICN from Vinod Nishad and was also intercepted by DRI. During investigation, the trail of money for purchase of FICN was established by NIA from the examination of crucial witnesses, certain documents and seizure of electronics articles. Further investigation continues, the probe agency added. UNI