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INTERNATIONAL SYNDICATE INDULGED IN CIRCULATION OF FAKE INDIAN CURRENCY NOTES IN INDIA FROM ACROSS THE BORDER BUSTED

Dharam Loona | December 08, 2022 05:47 PM
Dharam Loona

• KEY SUPPLIER OF THE SYNDICATE NAMELY MABIA KHATOON WITH HER ASSOCIATE MUNISH AHMED ARRESTED, FINE QUALITY FICNS AMOUNTING RS. 1,97,500/- OF THE DENOMINATION OF RS. 500/- RECOVERED, FICNS WERE BEING ROUTED TO INDIA THROUGH INDO-BANGLADESH BORDER, THE ARRESTED ACCUSED PERSONS HAVE ALREADY SUPPLIED FICNS AMOUNTING TO MORE THAN RS. 40 LACS IN DELHI DURING THE LAST 2 YEARS

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A team of Special Cell/SR led by Inspr. Karamvir Singh and Inspr. Jitender under the supervision of ACP Attar Singh has busted an international cartel indulged in pumping and circulation of FICNs in India and arrested two active members of the cartel. The accused identified as  Mabia Khatoon (age 35 years) r/o District Malda, West Bengal and  Munish Ahmed (age 54 years) r/o Khanpur, Delhi.

Both the accused were arrested on a specific information in the morning of 07.12.2022 from Anand Vihar Railway Station in Delhi when Mabia Khatoon had handed over a packet of FICNs to her associate Munish Ahmed.

Police said on Wednesday  information was received by the team of Inspr. Karamvir Singh regarding indulgence of two members of the cartel in circulation of FICNs in India from Indo-Bangadesh border through Malda, West Bengal.

As per information, an active member of the cartel namely Munish Ahmed would receive a consignment of FICNs from his associate beneath the railway over bridge near Anand Vihar Railway Station, Delhi between 09:30 AM to 10:30 AM on 07.12.2022. Accordingly, a team was formed and team members were deployed around the railway over bridge near Anand Vihar, Delhi. At about 10:15 am, Mabia

Mr.P.S. Kushwah, Dy. Commissioner of Police, Special Cell/SR said, during interrogation, Munish Ahmed has disclosed that he has been supplying FICNs in Delhi/NCR and UP since last five years. Earlier, he used to receive FICNs from other sources in Malda. He has been found involved in 4 criminal cases in past and three of these cases are about supplying of fake currency notes. In the year 2015, he alongwith his two associates was arrested in Rohini North, Delhi and FICNs amounting to Rs. 52,000/- were recovered from them. 

Khatoon came under the railway over bridge and handed over a packet having FICNs to Munish Ahmed. They were immediately cornered and overpowered by the members of the team.

On search, Fake Indian Currency Notes amounting to Rs. 1,00,000/- were recovered from Munish Ahmed, whereas FICNs equivalent to Rs. 97,500/- were recovered from Mabia Khatoon. All the recovered currency notes are in denomination of Rs. 500/-. A case under relevant sections of the law has been registered at PS Special Cell in this regard. The recovered FICNs are of such a fine quality that it is difficult to distinguish them from the original one with a naked eye.

Mabia Khatoon has disclosed that she had procured recovered consignment of FICNs from a person at Malda in West Bengal and she had come to Delhi to deliver the same to Munish Ahmed. She has further divulged to have brought 10 consignments of FICN amounting to Rs. 40 lacs and delivered the same to Munish Ahmed during the past 2 years.

Mr.P.S. Kushwah, Dy. Commissioner of Police, Special Cell/SR said, during interrogation, Munish Ahmed has disclosed that he has been supplying FICNs in Delhi/NCR and UP since last five years. Earlier, he used to receive FICNs from other sources in Malda. He has been found involved in 4 criminal cases in past and three of these cases are about supplying of fake currency notes. In the year 2015, he alongwith his two associates was arrested in Rohini North, Delhi and FICNs amounting to Rs. 52,000/- were recovered from them.

Further, in 2018, he alongwith his associate was arrested by Crime Branch in Delhi for possessing FICNs amounting to Rs. 1,60,000/-. Again, in the year 2020, he alongwith two of his associates was arrested in the area of PS Kotla Mubarakpur, Delhi and FICNs amounting Rs. 62,000/- were recovered from them. Apart from above, Munish Ahmed is also involved in a case of extortion in Delhi. All the four cases are pending trial in courts.

Large scale seizures of good/high quality FICN and arrest of suppliers involved in cross-border smuggling and further supply of these notes in the country indicate continued attempts by foreign entities to push in FICN across the Indo-Bangladesh and Indo-Nepal borders.

Further interrogation of the arrested duo is underway to identify the linkages including source of supply of FICNs in the country and to apprehend the other members of the cartel.

 
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