NIA arrests FICN racketeer

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi, [India], Feb. 16 (ANI): The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday arrested an accused Fatima for allegedly procuring and circulating high quality Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN). Fatima, aged 43 is a resident of Uttar Pradesh's Agra. Earlier this year, Anarul Islam, a Bangladesh national was apprehended on January 1 by the Kaliachak police station in a joint operation of Border Security Force (BSF) and Kaliachak police station in Malda district of West Bengal and a consignment of high quality FICNs were recovered from him. Further investigation by the NIA revealed that Islam had collected FICN's from his associate Ripon. The same notes were being supplied to Fatima. A charge-sheet has been filed against both Anarul Islam and Ripon. They are currently in judicial custody. In addition to two old FICN notes of the denomination of Rs. 1000, several incriminating documents were recovered from Fatima's house including her bank account details. (ANI)