NIA arrests absconder in large scale fake currency note racket

The absconder was arrested recently on the basis of a non-bailable warrant issued against him by a local court in Kolkata.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:November 17, 2016 10:25 pm
fake currency racket, nia fake currency, nia absconder, fake currency racket accused, india news The absconder was involved in the conspiracy for procurement of huge quantity of fake Indian currency notes. (Representational)

The NIA has arrested an absconder wanted in a case of fake Indian currency notes racket being probed by it. The accused, 34-year-old Tahir Sk alias Tahir Sekh, is a resident of Malda in West Bengal.

He was involved in the conspiracy for procurement of huge quantity of fake Indian currency notes, through the Indo-Bangladesh international border at Daulatpur area under the limits of Baishnabnagar in Malda district, having face value of about Rs 65 lakh in May last year, a press release issued today by the NIA said.

Sekh was intercepted by a team of BSF deployed in the border area, it said. “Earlier investigation into the case revealed that the arrested accused person was a member of the FICN network involved in the transnational procurement of high quality FICNs through smuggling and distribution and pumping the same into the Indian economy,” the release said.

He was arrested recently on the basis of a non-bailable warrant issued against him by a local court in Kolkata. The accused has been sent to police remand till Saturday.