he anti terror probe agency NIA on Sunday said that it has arrested a wanted Fake Indian Currency Note (FICN) racketeer Jakir Sekh in Siliguri FICN case today.
According to the probe agency officials, accused Jakir Sekh, a resident of Bahargoriain Purba Bardhaman district in West Bengal, was a close associate of Bangladeshi FICN supplier Munshi.
During the search at his premises, the probe agency sleuths seized two mobile phones.
The case is related to seizure of FICN of face value Rs 4,01,000 from the possession of accused Golam Martuja on January 8, last year by the Department of Revenue Intelligence officials at Siliguri.
Later, NIA took over this case on March 9, 2020 and registered an FIR as RC-10/2020/NIA/DLI.
Earlier, the probe agency had earlier filed chargesheet against four arrested accused persons before Siliguri Special NIA Court under sections 120 B, 489B, 489C of IPC and sections 16, 18 and 20 of UA(P)Act,1967, the NIA said, adding that the further investigation in the case to identify the transnational linkage has been continued.
Investigation so far, revealed that the arrested accused Jakir Sekh and charge sheeted accused persons in this case were part of a terrorist gang comprising smugglers, couriers and distributors of FICN and had entered into a criminal conspiracy in association with other known and unknown accused to smuggle and circulate High Quality Counterfeit Indian Currency Notes with the intention to cause damage to monetary stability of India. Arrested accused used to receive FICNs from Bangladesh based smugglers through multiple courier.