Today (20.06.2021), NIA arrested wanted accused Sariful Islam @ Sarifulla @ Sharifuddin s/o Abu Balkar Siddik r/o Babupura, Baishnabnagar, District Malda, West Bengal in RC- 12/2018/NIA/ DLI.
- The case was initially registered as FIR No. 104/2018 dated 12.03.2018 at PS Chikkodi, District Belagavi Karnataka relating to arrest of two FICN racketeers and seizure of FICN of face value of Rs 82,000/-. NIA had re-registered the case as RC- 12/2018/NIA/DLI dated 14.04.2018 and taken over the investigation.Special NIA court , Bangalore had earlier convicted 05 accused persons in the case for their role in procurement and circulation of FICN and sentenced them to imprisonment for six years.
- Investigation has revealed that arrested accused Sariful Islam @ Sarifulla used to procure FICN from absconding accused Saddam Sekh and Hakim Sekh who are residents of Bangladesh for further circulation in Karnataka along with his co- accused persons. A reward of Rs 50,000/- was declared by NIA for information leading to arrest of Sariful Islam @ Sarifulla.
- The arrested accused is being produced before the Spl Sessions Court Malda.
- Further investigation in the case to apprehend absconding Bangladeshi accused persons continues.