NIA chargesheets Pak nationals in FICN case

NIA chargesheets Pak nationals in FICN case

Agency News

New Delhi, Nov 8: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday filed a charge sheet against Pakistani national Ran Singh and Kunpj in the Fake Indian Currency Note (FICN) smuggling case, an official statement said here on Friday.

The charge sheet was filed in NIA Special Court at Jaipur against the two accused under various sections (120B, 489B & 489C of IPC and Section 16,18 and 20) of the UA(P) Act, for the offences of criminal conspiracy of production, smuggling and circulation of high quality FICN from Pakistan to India with the intention to damage the monetary stability of India by way of circulating the same in India.

According to NIA, Ran Singh was arrested on March 16 and was kept in judicial custody. The other accused Kunpj is absconding since long.

Both accused are Pakistani nationals from village Nathro, Tehsil Mithi of Tharparkar district in Pakistan, having temporary address of village Rangpur in Morbi district of Gujrat.

On March 16, a team of officials of Land Customs Station Munabao at Barmer detained accused Ran Singh, when he was coming from Pakistan to India by Thar Link Express Train and recovered 47 counterfeit Indian currency notes of Rs 2,000 denomination having face value equivalent to Rs 94,000 from his possession. Accordingly, the Customs officials took cognizance of the matter under the Customs Act.

NIA took over the investigation of the case on April 9 and during the investigation it was revealed that that the seized FICN were smuggled into India by accused Ran Singh who is part of a gang involved in the production, smuggling and circulation of high quality FICN in India as part of a conspiracy to de-estabilise the economic security of India. (UNI)