Malda, August 9: National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday arrested an absconding accused in case related to smuggling of fake Indian currency notes. The accused Rubel Mia was arrested in Malda of West Bengal.
The case pertains to the recovery of fake notes having face value equivalent to Rupees 10 Lakh one thousand from the possession of Sushanta Sahu, a resident of district Dhenkanol in Orrisa, on 26 May 2015. The arrested 25 year-old Mia belongs to village Subedarpada of Malda district (West Bengal).
NIA took over the investigation of the case after registering it on 17 August 2015, under section 120B, 489B & 489C of IPC and section 16, 18 & 20 OF UA (P) Act, as per the orders of Ministry of Home Affairs of Central Government.
During the course of investigation, NIA arrested four more accused persons in the case namely Uttam Kumar Sinha, Purshotam Kesri, Nishfal Mandal and Rameshwar Sahu. It was found that the arrested accused and his associates were involved in the smuggling of fake currency notes from Bangladesh and transportation and circulation of the same to various parts of India.
This gang has been found to have circulated the fake notes in the States of West Bengal, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi. One Mozammel Haque of Bangladesh was found to be the supplier of FICN to this gang.
After completion of the investigation NIA filed chargesheet against all of them, on 11 March 2016 in NIA Special Court, Kolkata. Further, investigation in the case was continued. Arrested accused Rubel Mia was produced in the NIA Special Court at Kolkata for seeking his police remand. The court has remanded him to police custody for 5 days.