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NIA Chargesheets A FICN Racketeer in Chikkodi FICN case

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National Investigation Agency – NIA filed Supplementary Charge-Sheet before the NIA Special Court, Bengaluru against 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 the arrest of two FICN racketeers and seizure of FICN of face value of Rs 82,000/-.

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NIA had re-registered the case as RC- 12/2018/NIA/DLI dated 14.04.2018 and taken over the investigation. Special NIA Court, Bengaluru 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.

Further 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.

Further investigation against the absconding accused Saddam Sekh and Hakim Sekh continues.

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