Cops asked to give NIA fake notes seized by it

Last Updated: Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 20:10

New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Saturday was asked
by a court here to provide some samples of the fake currency
notes with equivalent value of Rs 6 crore seized by it early
this month to the National Investigation Agency which busted a
similar case in Hyderabad.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav directed DCP
Special Cell to hand over five notes each of denomination of
Rs 500 and Rs 1000 to the NIA after their due identification.

The court gave its order on a plea by the NIA plea
seeking samples of the Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN),
seized by the Special Cell, to ascertain if the counterfeit
currency rackets, unearthed by the two agencies, had any link.

The NIA sought the samples so as to enable it probe into
modules and people involved in another gang it had busted in
Hyderabad and which allegedly circulated Pakistan-made fake
Indian currency notes.

The NIA told the court that it wanted to ascertain if the
currency seized by it was similar to the one seized by the
Special Cell of Delhi Police and therefore wanted to test the
paper and ink used in it and the mode and quality of printing

CMM Yadav directed the Special Cell DCP to provide the
samples to the central agency which would return the notes to
the Delhi Police along with its report.

The NIA had early this month claimed to have busted a
gang which circulated FICN with the arrest of 10 persons.

The NIA sleuths in Hyderabad had claimed the gang acted
at the behest of terror outfits out to destabilise the
country`s economy through circulation of fake currency notes
printed in Pakistan and smuggled into India for their
circulation to generate money for terrorist activities.

The NIA also told the court that there are 22 accused in
the case, of whom 10 have already been arrested, and it is
probing the modules and people involved in smuggling the fake
currency.

Over a week after the NIA busted the gang, the Special
Cell of Delhi Police had seized over the fake currency notes
at Dabri here in one of the biggest seizures of the
counterfeit currency notes in the country.

Four people are in police custody in connection with the
seizure.

Meanwhile, the fifth person, arrested in the case, was
today remanded to two-day police custody by Additional Chief
Metropolitan Magistrate Manish Yaduvanshi.

Mohammad Rafiq (27), was arrested on Friday from Poonch
in Jammu and Kashmir and is alleged to be the main conduit who
took deliveries of fake currency from Pakistan borders and
supplied it to various dealers.

Rafiq`s brother Ghulam Ahmed is already in police custody
in the case.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 20:10

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