Counterfeit currency: NIA arrests absconding accused

The National Investigation Agency has arrested an accused in the counterfeit currency case from West Bengal.

The accused Abdul Kadir is a resident of Sabdalpur in Deonapur, Malda district. NIA sources said Kadir was involved in the procurement, trafficking and supply of huge quantities of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) in connivance with his associates based in West Bengal and Karnataka. The NIA had investigated the case relating to the procurement, trafficking and supply of counterfeit currency from West Bengal for further circulation in Bengaluru and other parts of Karnataka. The investigation had revealed that Kadir was one of the main suppliers of fake currency from West Bengal.

The NIA had on November 3 filed a charge sheet against the other accused — Sajjad Ali alias Chacha, a resident of West Bengal; and Raju M G alias Master, Gangadhar Kolkar and Vanitha alias Thangam, all residents of Karnataka.

Kadir was produced before the court at Malda on Monday for his transit remand. He will be produced before the special NIA court in Bengaluru to seek his police remand for custodial interrogation.

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