New Delhi, Jan 3: The National Investigating Agency has filed a chargesheet in the fake currency case involving a lynchpin of the Dawood Ibrahim syndicate. In the chargesheet the NIA names Ekramul Ansari as the prime accused who had attempted to smuggle in fake currency notes worth Rs 49 lakh from Dubai to India.
The NIA states that Ansari had brought into India fake currency worth Rs 49 lakh from Dubai and had planned on circulating it. All the notes that were found were of the Rs 1000 denomination and on verification at Nashik it was found to be fake.
From Dubai to Patna:
The accused according to the NIA was travelling from Dubai to India. He had plans of smuggling the notes into Patna. It is also stated that he planned to drop it off with his men in Patna who turn would have circulated it.
Ansari who originally hails from East Champaran in Bihar was allegedly working with the Dawood syndicate which is also involved in the circulation of fake currency.
High quality notes:
The notes printed were of very high quality and it was difficult to spot it at first. When the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence nabbed Ansari at Delhi he was not able to explain why he was carrying so much unaccounted money with him.
He was arrested and then handed over to the NIA who in turn sent the notes for forensic examination which certified it as fake.
On questioning Ansari it was revealed that he worked for Iqbal Kana in Dubai who headed the D syndicate network in Dubai. Ansari said that it was Kana who told him to smuggle the notes into India.
Ansari also told the NIA that the D Syndicate runs a full fledged fake currency racket from Dubai. He also pointed out that there were several Indians in the syndicate who reported to Kana who headed the operations.