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MALDA BASED INTERNATIONAL FAKE INDIAN CURRENCY CARTEL BUSTED, TWO KEY MEMBER ARRESTED

June 19, 2022 04:26 PM

HIGH QUALITY FICN OF RS. 04 LAKHS, WITH MOBILE & SIM CARDS.

New Delhi (Face2News)

Team of Special Cell/Northern Range led by Inspr. Vivekanand Pathak and Insp. Kuldeep Singh under the supervision of Sh. Ved Prakash, ACP/Special Cell/NR has arrested two key members of an international FICN racket, namely Aniqul Islam ( aged 24 yrs.), and Shariqul Sheikh @ Sahim (aged 21 yrs.), both r/o Distt. Malda, West Bengal. FICN of an amounting to Rs. 04 lacs, in the denomination of Rs 2,000/- notes, were recovered from them. The recovered FICNs are of High quality, having all the security features including security thread and watermarks etc. 

The team of Special Cell/NR, working on various syndicates, indulging in supplying and circulation of FICNs in the country, for the last about four months, which revealed some inputs regarding the present International syndicate, working in India. Accordingly, this information was developed further, through Manual as well as technical surveillance.

During surveillance, it was revealed that FICN is being pumped in India through porous Indo-Bangla border. Demonetization had broken the backbone of such FICN rackets. But, now once again such syndicates have started their nefarious activities.

Mr. Rajiv Ranjan Singh,  IPS, DCP, Special Cell, said, theyused to procure FICNs from their other associates at Malda, West Bengal and supply the same in Delhi/NCR region and UP. These FICNs are being smuggled from Bangadesh, through Bordering areas of Indo-Bangladesh border. They also revealed that they used to get FICNs from their associates at Malda at lower price and supplied to their parties at higher price. They have already delivered about 4/5 consignments of FICN amounting to more than Rs 20 lakhs in Delhi/NCR region, as there is huge demand of fake currency in Delhi-NCR and UP. They also revealed that many Bangladesh based elements are pumping FICNs in India through Bangladesh border, to cripple the economy of the country.

In this regard, on the basis of a specific information, on 17.06.22, a raid was conducted and above mentioned two key members of this, Malda based international syndicate, were apprehended near Dilshad Garden Metro Station, Delhi, when they reached there to deliver the recovered consignment of FICNs to one of their other associate. During their search, High quality FICNs in the denomination of Rs. 2000/-, total amounting to Rs 04 lacs were recovered from their possession.

The mobile sets and SIM cards, used in this illegal trade of FICNs, were also seized. In this regard, a case vide FIR No. 165/2022, dt. 17/06/2022, U/s 489-B/489-C IPC has been registered in PS Special Cell, Delhi and both the accused persons have been arrested accordingly.  

The accused Aniqul Islam during their interrogation, Aniqul Islam belongs to a poor family of a village Sahabajpur, in Kaliyachak, Distt Malda, WB, and got education only upto 12 standard. Due to poor financial condition of his family, he left his education and started farming with his father.

The accused Shariqul Sheikh also belongs to a poor farmer’s family of village Sahabajpur, in Kaliyachak, Distt. Malda, WB, and got education upto 8th standard only.Both of them joined this illegal business as carriers, on the motivation of their village friends to earn easy money. They have been working for this syndicate for the last 2-3 years.

Mr. Rajiv Ranjan Singh,  IPS, DCP, Special Cell, said, theyused to procure FICNs from their other associates at Malda, West Bengal and supply the same in Delhi/NCR region and UP. These FICNs are being smuggled from Bangadesh, through Bordering areas of Indo-Bangladesh border. They also revealed that they used to get FICNs from their associates at Malda at lower price and supplied to their parties at higher price. They have already delivered about 4/5 consignments of FICN amounting to more than Rs 20 lakhs in Delhi/NCR region, as there is huge demand of fake currency in Delhi-NCR and UP. They also revealed that many Bangladesh based elements are pumping FICNs in India through Bangladesh border, to cripple the economy of the country.

It is worth mentioning that Malda is very infamous in drug trafficking and smuggling of FICNs. Malda has become an epicenter of various syndicates of FICNs and illegal drugs, because of its strategic location along the porous international border of India and Bangladesh. During investigation, it was also revealed that a large portion of money derived from FICNs business, goes to buying sophisticated weapons smuggled through Indo-Bangladesh border, which further being used to promote terror activities in the country.

Both the accused persons were produced in the concerned court and taken on police custody remand. Further, investigation of the case is in progress.

 
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