Kochi: The National Investigation Agency has
filed its First Information Report in two fake Indian currency
note cases listing 10 persons as accused.
The FIR was filed yesterday before the CBI special court
The agency had investigated the seizure of fake currencies
with a face value of rs 72.50 lakh and rs 24.16 lakh from
Kozhikode and Kochi airports in 2008.The FIR was filed against
nine persons in the Kozhikode airport seizure and one in
connection with the seizure at the Kochi airport.
The counterfeit notes were seized on August 16, 2008 from
one Mohammed Alshab who arrived at the Kozhikode airport from
Ras Al Khaima, while in the second case the fake currencies
were seized from K Gopinatha who had flown in from Dubai.
The NIA was directed by the Union government to probe the
case as the accused had international connections and the main
supplier of the fake currency notes was abroad.