Tribune News Service
New Delhi, January 5
The anti-terror probe agency NIA said on Tuesday that it has filed a charge sheet against three for their involvement in trafficking Fake Indian Currency Note (FICN) from Bangladesh before a Mumbai special court.
The supplementary charge sheet was filed against Jasim of Mumbra in Thane (Maharashtra), Radhakrishna and Ishak Khan, both from Karnataka’s Chikkaballapura, in a special NIA court in Mumbai under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The case pertained to a seizure of FICN having a face value of Rs. 82,000 from the house of accused Jasim and investigation in the case has revealed that the arrested accused persons had conspired to circulate the fake currency notes in different parts of the country.
Officials in the NIA said that the agency found that accused Ishak Khan, currently lodged in Presidency Correctional Home, Alipore, Kolkata, had set up a meeting between accused persons Jasim and Radhakrishna on May 14 last year in Chikkabalapur in Karnataka and Radhakrishna had delivered FICN having face value of Rs 82,000 to Jasim as directed by Ishak Khan.
“On the basis of credible information about this transaction, a search was carried out at the house of accused Jasim and FICN and other incriminating items were seized during the search. Further examination of Ishak Khan revealed that the FICN was brought into India from Bangladesh.” the NIA has said in the charge sheet.
Further investigation to unearth the international linkages has been continued, the probe agency said.