A TEAM of NIA officials from Delhi has questioned over half a dozen people in Munger in the past two days on suspicion of being linked to terrorists who were arrested last December from Malda and are currently lodged in Jammu prison in connection with running an international fake currency racket.
The investigating agency,which had been in Munger on Tuesday and Wednesday,picked up at least half a dozen people from Jamalpur,Purabsarai and Kotwali police stations of Munger and quizzed them at Kotwali police station. Police headquarters confirmed presence of the NIA team in Munger but added that no one had been arrested.
Top sources said the team had been trying to find out if arrested fake currency racket kingpins Sarjamal and Marful,arrested from Mohanpur of Malda by BSF,had taken the help of Munger locals.
The accused reportedly supplied fake currency to Pakistan,Nepal,Bangladesh and Malaysia.
The two reportedly used at least a dozen SIMs from Munger names and addresses. The NIA team,however,found that the names and addresses were fake.
The team picked up a youth called Mohammed Raza from Purabsarai along with five other Hindu and Muslim youths.
The NIA team suspected that the two fake currency kingpins from Malda had been allegedly getting money from Pakistan to give it to Hizbul Mujahideen militants.
The agency suspected that the jailed people had recruited several people from West Bengal and Bihar to assist them directly or indirectly.
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