NIA Arrests Fake Notes’ Racket Kingpin


Patna: Investigating the fake Indian currency notes racket in several states, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested one of the main suppliers, Alamgir Sheikh alias Raju, from Bihar.

The agency was probing a case relating to recovery of high quality fake Indian currency notes (FICNs) of face value of Rs 5,94,000 from an accused named Afroz Ansari by the DRI on September 19 last year from Ramgarhwa, Motihari, East Champaran, Bihar.

Based on his disclosure, two more accused persons – Sunny Kumar alias Kabir Khan, resident of Nawada, Bihar and Ishraful Alam, resident of Malda, West Bengal – were arrested by the NIA in the case.

During further investigation, it was established that Alamgir Sheikh (20), a resident of Malda, West Bengal was the supplier of all the consignments of FICNs to Sunny for further transportation of FICNs to Nepal through Raxaul, Bihar.

Sheikh was the kingpin of this racket and had been evading arrest for the last two months. NIA teams traced him in Bettiah on Thursday evening while he was carrying Rs three lakh (300 high quality fake currency Indian notes of Rs 1000 denomination) and was on his way to deliver this consignment to one of his associates.

He was produced in the NIA, special court, Patna, Bihar and sent to judicial custody.