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NIA arrests 5 in Malda fake Indian currency case

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    Continuing its investigation into cases of fake currency, the National Investigation Agency has arrested five persons in connection with the case registered at Malda in West Bengal. The NIA is probing a case of high quality fake Indian currency notes of the face value, Rs 5,94,000.

    The NIA arrested, Sunny Kumar, Ishraful Aalam, Alomgir Sheikh, Umar Faruk and Munna Singh.

    NIA arrests 5 in Malda fake Indian currency case

    A chargesheet was filed against accused persons Afroz Ansari, Sunny Kumar, Ishraful Alam and Alomgir Seikh on February 22, 2016. The NIA also filed a supplementary chargesheet against accused Umar Faruk and Munna Singh a year later.

    However, accused Asikul Islam, who had been using his bank account to transfer the proceeds of the crime did not join investigation despite repeated efforts. Accordingly, a Non Bailable Warrant was issued by the Special NIA Court, Patna, but the same could not be executed as he evaded arrest.

    On February 25, 2018, Asikul Islam was arrested from his village at Malda, West Bengal during a raid, carried out jointly by the NIA and BSF based on specific intelligence. Asikul Islam was produced in the NIA, Special court, Patna, Bihar and remanded to judicial custody for 14 days.

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