FICN: NIA makes key arrest
The National Investigation Agency has arrested a key accused in connection with a fake currency case. Mohammad Hakim, a resident of Malda, West Bengal was arrested by a team of the NIA.
The case on hand relates to the seizure of fake currency to the tune of Rs 5 lakh in Vizag. The NIA seized the notes from another accused Saddam Hossain while he was returning with the fake currency on the Guwahati-Bangalore Super Fast Express in 2015.
NIA Hyderabad branch had earlier filed charge sheet in this case against two accused persons namely Saddam Hossain(A-) and Amirul Hoque(A-3) in 2016.
During investigation, it was revealed that Hakim (A4) had procured High Quality FICN from across the border and circulated it through couriers. Hakim was contacted by Amirul Hoque for FICN of Face value of Rs. 5 lakh.