NIA arrests key accused in fake currency circulation case

New Delhi, Jun 30 (PTI) The NIA on Tuesday arrested a man for his alleged involvement in circulating fake Indian currency notes (FICN) in Karnataka, an official said.

R Vijay (26), who was involved in funding FICN-related activities, landed in NIA net, the official of the premier investigation agency said.

FICN with a face value of Rs 6,84,000 was seized from four arrested accused — Mohammed Sajjad Ali, Raju M G, Gangadhar and Vanitha J — who had trafficked the fake currency from Malda, West Bengal to Karnataka in September, 2018, the official said. During investigation, Sabiruddeen and Abdul Kadir were also arrested from West Bengal, the National Investigation Agency said.

After completion of the probe, a chargesheet and two supplementary chargesheets were filed against the six arrested accused.

Vijay would transfer funds through four bank accounts into the accounts of the co-accused traffickers and withdraw money at various locations in Kolkata, Malda and Farakka for payment to the suppliers in West Bengal, the NIA official said.

The third supplementary chargesheet would be filed against Vijay at a special NIA court in Bengaluru, the official said, adding further investigation in the case is underway. PTI CPS SKL RHL