On Friday the The National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed a chargesheet in connection to the fake currency circulation in many parts of Karnataka before the special court here in Bengaluru.
On 7th June, 2018, NIA filed charge-sheet in the NIA Special Court at Bengaluru, Karnataka in case RC-12/2018/NIA/DLI (Chikodi FICN case) against 3 accused persons namely
i) Dalim Mia @Jalim @Yasin Mulla @Dalu @Gharya, resident of District – Malda, West Bengal;
ii) Ashok Kumbar resident of Vill. –Chikodi, Distt. – Belagavi, Karnataka;
iii) Rajendra Patil @Desai resident of Belagavi District, Karnataka, under section 120-B, 489-B, 489-C, 34 & 201 of IPC.
Case was initially registered at Chikodi Police Station, District Belagavi, Karnataka on the basis of information provided by NIA vide FIR No. 104/2018 dated 12/03/2018 under section 489-B, 489-C, 120-B & 34 of IPC and the accused Dalim Mia son of Nuhul Islam was arrested.
The accused Ashok Kumbar son of Mahadev & Rajendra Patil son of Bapu Patil were arrested on 13/03/2018. During investigation, Police searched the residence of Ashok Kumbar and seized 41 fake Indian currency notes, all in the denomination of Rs. 2000 having face value Rs. 82,000/-.
Subsequently, the case was transferred to NIA and the investigation of the said case was taken over by NIA Mumbai.
During the investigation, it was found that arrested accused along with absconding accused hatched a criminal conspiracy to procure and circulate fake Indian currency notes in India. In furtherance of said conspiracy, accused Dalim Mia procured Fake Indian Currency notes of face value of Rs. 6.80 lacs and Rs. 3.50 lacs (in the denomination of Rs. 2000/-) with the help of absconding accused and delivered it to arrested accused Ashok Kumbar in two consignments.
The said case has revealed interstate and international linkages pointing towards supply of FICN received from Bangladesh.
Further investigation in the said case is in progress