NIA charge-sheets Bengal-based man in fake notes case

Lucknow, May 22 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday said that it has filed a charge sheet against a West Bengal resident in Lucknow Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) case.

A, NIA statement said that the agency filed a second supplementary charge sheet in the NIA Special Court here on Thursday under the Indian Penal Code against Jiyaul Haq, a resident of Malda district.

He said the NIA had earlier filed two charge sheets against Shiv Bhajan Gupta, Kuldeep Gupta, Gurudev aka Vivek Rajput, Rajneesh Yadav, and Mithun aka Abdul Salam in November 2018 and August 2019 in the case.

Uttar Pradesh STF UP had on August 24, 2018 seized 230 fake notes in the denomination of Rs 2,000 with a total face value of Rs 4.6 lakh allegedly from Shiv Bhajan Gupta, Gurudev, Kuldeep Gupta, and Rajneesh Yadav.

An FIR was filed at Hasanganj police station against the accused. The NIA later took over the probe.

The NIA said that Haq had allegedly supplied the seized notes to Salam.

“It was found that Haq procured FICN from Bangladesh and all the accused were involved in trafficking of counterfeit currency, buying and selling it at different locations in West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh and thus set up a racket in FICN,” an NIA official said.



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