Motihari: A suspected ISI agent was arrested near Raxaul town in East Champaran district in connection with a case of smuggling fake Indian currency, an official said on Sunday.
Acting on a tip off, teams of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) from Patna and Muzaffarpur arrested Md Jameel alias Bhura (27) two days ago, DRI Deputy Director Vidyut Vikas said.
A native of Purana Bazar locality of Uttar Pradesh`s Hapur district, Jameel was wanted in connection with the recovery of fake notes with a face value of about Rs 30 lakh brought to New Delhi by a courier from Shenzhen town of China on June 23 last, he said.
The accused was working for Pakistan-based ISI operative Iqbal Sana alias Hafiz and circulating fake currency notes in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi at the latter`s behest, Vikas said, adding that Jameel had gone underground and taken shelter in Nepal after recovery of fake currency notes.
The ISI agent was produced yesterday before the Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate Mahesh Prasad Singh who sent the accused to judicial custody for seven days.
Jameel would be taken to Delhi soon for questioning, he said.