NIA files supplementary charge sheet in fake notes case

NIA files supplementary charge sheet in fake notes case

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The National Investigating Agency has filed a supplementary charge sheet in a case of counterfeit currency.

The supplementary charge sheet has been filed against Gangadhar Kolkar of Bagalkot; and Shukuruddin Sekh and Shahanoyaj Kasuri, both residents of Malda district in West Bengal.

The NIA had earlier filed a charge sheet against three other accused — Dalim Mia, Ashok Kumbar and Rajendra Patil in the case of circulation of counterfeit currencies. The accused have been charge-sheeted under relevant IPC sections in the case.

The NIA had taken up the case in which 41 fake Indian currency notes, all in the denomination of Rs 2,000, were seized. The currency seized was worth Rs 82,000 and were seized from Kumbar’s residence.

The NIA contended that the accused and their associates had hatched a criminal conspiracy to procure and circulate fake Indian currency. Among the accused, Kolkar, Kasuri and Sekh had procured the fake currency and trafficked it from West Bengal to Bengaluru for further circulation.

The NIA charge sheet stated that the accused were involved in international trading and circulation of counterfeit currency. They, in turn, received the fake currency from Bangladesh.