FAKE CURRENCY CASE: NIA court sentences 2 Kashmiris among 6 persons to 6-year jail term

TNN Bureau. Updated: 12/31/2017 2:30:02 PM

Srinagar, Dec 31 : National Investigation Agency Special Court on Saturday convicted and sentenced six persons to six-year imprisonment in ‘Fake Indian Currency Note’ (FICN).

Among the convicted are two Kashmiris. The FIR was first registered by J&K Police at Police Station Janipur Jammu.

The case was registered after the accused, the police had said, were arrested by them outside the Jammu high court with fake currency.

All the accused are presently lodged in Central Jail Kot Bhalwal Jammu, police said.

Inspector General of Police, NIA, Alok Mittal in statement said that on Saturday (30 Decemeber 2017) the NIA Special Court, Jammu pronounced Judgment in the NIA Case vide number RC-07/11/NIA/DLI (Janipur FICN Case) convicting the six persons namely Shahid Sheikh a resident of Malda, West Bengal, Zakir Hussain of Malda, West Bengal, Mubarak Ahmad Bhat alias Shahil of J&K, Shafqat Mohi-uddin Kuchey alias Shaukat of J&K, Muhammad Salim Khan of Malda, West Bengal and Badal Sheikh of Malda, West Bengal under section 489C, 120B & 109 RPC and acquitting one accused namely Fayaz Ahmad Rather.

The IGP said the case was initially registered at Police station, Janipur, Jammu vide FIR number 07/11 on 7 January 2011 under section 120B, 489B & 489C of RPC and under section 13, 38 & 40 of the UA (P) Act against four accused persons namely Shahid Sheikh of West Bengal, Zakir Hussain of West Bengal, Mubarak Ahmad Bhat alias Shahil of J&K and Shafqat Mohi-uddin Kuchey alias Shaukat of J&K for the possession of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICNs) having face value equivalent to Rs. 1.5 Lakhs.

Mittal said NIA took over the investigation of the case on 19 May 2011 by re-registering the case as RC-number 07/11/NIA/DLI under section 120B, 489B & 489C of RPC and section 13, 38 & 40 of the UA (P) Act.

He said during the course of investigation NIA arrested three more accused persons in the case namely Muhammad Salim Khan, Badal Sheikh and Fayaz Ahmad Rather. After the completion of the investigation, NIA filed Charge Sheets in the case against seven accused, he added.

“In the judgment pronounced today by special court, 6 accused persons have been sentenced to undergo imprisonment of six years and also to pay a fine to the tune of Rs. 10,000 each,” Mittal said.


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