Fake currency smuggler sentenced to 5 yrs in jail

Kolkata: A special NIA court here on Wed. sentenced a person to 5 yrs. in jail & enforced a fine of INR 14,000 on him for smuggling fraud Indian currency notes, authorities stated.

Jahirul, 26, a native of WB’s Malda, has been convicted under appropriate sections of the Indian Penal Code & the Unlawful Operations (Prevention) Act, a spokesman of the Domestic Inquiry Agency stated.

An FIR has been lodged in Malda on May 12, 2015, following the seizure of FICNs of face worth INR 9,00,000 & 800 grams of opium from Sunesh Kumar & Rajen Kumar, the officer said.

The NIA re-registered the complaint on Jun 12, 2015 & registered charge sheets over 8 charged involving 1 escaping Bangladeshi domestic, the officer said.

6 charged already stand convicted within the complaint. Jahirul was sentenced to 5 yrs. of imprisonment & fined INR 14,000.

Throughout inquiry, it has been disclosed that Jahirul with different associates had hatched a offender conspiracy for acquiring & circulating fraud Indian currency notes in India(In) & has been active from 2014, the NIA spokesman stated.

Inquiry also disclosed that FICNs have been procured from Bangladesh & smuggled via Indo-Bangladesh Intl. border for circulation in various parts of India(In), the officer said.