NIA arrests fake currency racketeer from Murshidabad

The National Investigation (NIA) on Friday said that it has arrested Jahiruddin SK aka Jahir, an absconding FICN racketeer in connection with the seizure of counterfeit currency of face value of Rs 6.84 lakh from Bengaluru.

An NIA spokesperson said that the agency arrested Jahiruddin from his house in West Bengal’s Murshidabad.

A case was originally registered on August 7, 2018, in Bengaluru relating to the seizure of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) having a face value of Rs 6.84 lakh in denomination of Rs 2,000 from four accused persons.

The NIA had taken over the probe on September 6, 2018, and had earlier filed three charge sheets against six accused persons.

The official said that during the probe it was revealed Jahiruddin is a close aide of arrested accused persons Abdul Kadir and Sabiruddin who had procured FICN from their associates in Bangladesh and supplied the same to their other associates in India for circulation in various parts of the country.

Jahiruddin was produced before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate at Malda in West Bengal seeking a transit warrant to produce him before the NIA Special Court in Bengaluru.

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