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3 sentenced 6 years jail in fake currency case by NIA court

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On 07-12-2020, NIA Special Court, Bengaluru pronounced judgement in RC-12/2018/NIA/DLI and sentenced three FICN (Fake Indian currency notes) smugglers (i) Dalim Mia @ Jalim; (ii) Ashok Mahadev Kumbar & (iii) Shukruddin Shekh@ Sukruddin Ansari.

The case relates to recovery of Fake Indian Currency Notes of total face value of Rs. 82,000/- from the possession of arrested accused Ashok Mahadev Kumbar who had received it from another arrested accused Dalim Mia @ Jalim.

The case was originally registered as FIR No. 0104/2018, dated 12.03.2018 at Police Station, Chikkodi, District Belagavi, Karnataka, under section 489B, 489C, 120B & 34 of Indian Penal Code.

Fake notes seized from PWD quarter

Subsequently, NIA re-registered the case as RC-12/2018/NIA/DLI on 14.04.2018 and took up the investigation.

During investigation, involvement of i) Rajendra Patil @ Desai; ii) Gangadhar Kolkar @ Gangappa Kolakar; iii) Shahanoyaj Kasuri @ Shahnawaz @ Shanu @ Khan @ Ishak Shaikh; iv) Shukuruddin Sekh @ Sukruddin Ansari @ Shukhruddin was revealed and they were arrested in the case.

After completion of the investigation, NIA had filed charge-sheets against all six arrested accused persons.

Investigation has also revealed that the FICN was smuggled across the Indo-Bangladesh border by Shukruddin Sekh and Shariful Islam who had received it from Saddam Sekh and Hakim Sekh both residents of Bangladesh.

The Hon’ble Court convicted three charge-sheeted accused u/s 489B read with 120B and 34 of IPC and sentenced them to 6 years of imprisonment plus a fine of Rs. 5000/-. The accused were also convicted u/s 489C of IPC and 120B of IPC and sentenced to 5 years imprisonment plus fine of Rs. 5000/- and 2 yrs plus fine of Rs.5,000/- respectively.

Trial against the remaining three charge-sheeted accused is continuing.

Further investigation against the absconding accused Saddam Sekh and Hakim Sekh both r/o Bangladesh along with the Indian fugitive Sariful Islam @ Sarifulla @ Sharifuddin continues.

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