NIA Files Supplementary Charge Sheet In Bengaluru FICN Case

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New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday filed a supplementary charge sheet against an accused in connection with Bengaluru Fake Indian Currency Note (FICN) case.

The charge sheet was filed in the Special NIA Court, Bengaluru against Sabiruddin (46), a resident of Malda district of West Bengal.

According to NIA, the case pertains to seizure of FICN having face value of Rs 6,34,000 in Rs.2000/- denomination by Madanayakanally Police Station Officers, from the possession of four accused persons on August 8, 2018 along with mobile phones with SIM cards and other documents.

Initially, the case was registered at Madanayakanahally police station on on the complaint lodged by Vinodh B Kadam, Inspector of NIA, Mumbai Branch. The NIA later took over the investigation of this case in September, 2018.

The NIA earlier filed one charge sheet in this case on November 3, 2018 against four accused namely Mohammed Sajjad Ali, M G Raju, Gangadhar Ramappa Kolkar and Vanitha J alias Thangam. Besides, a supplementary charge sheet was also filed on March 8, 2019 against Abdul Kadir.

During further investigation, it was found that the accused Sabiruddin along with his associates based in Karnataka as well as in West Bengal hatched a conspiracy to circulate huge quantities of FICN as genuine Indian currency notes in the local markets of Benguluru and other parts of Karnataka and they were actively involved in procuring, trafficking, supplying and circulation of huge quantities of FICN in high denomination.

Sabiruddin is one of the main suppliers of FICN from Malda who as a part of the conspiracy supplied huge quantity of FICN to his associate M G Raju at Bengaluru, through Md. Sajjad Ali, a courier. Names of his associates from Malda, Bengaluru and other parts of Karnataka have come to light and further investigation against them continues.

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