NIA files second supplemental charge sheet against fake currency rackettext_fields
In connection with a counterfeit Indian currency racket case, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed a second supplementary charge sheet on Tuesday against one Sohrab Hussain.
According to the probe agency, he was pumping fake Indian currency into India. There was a cross-border conspiracy and a Bangladesh connection.
NIA court in Lucknow filed the charge sheet under sections 120-B, 489 B of IPC, as well as 16 and 18 of the UA(P) Act.
Afterward, the NIA took over and formed a team to continue investigating. According to the NIA, the alleged conspirators had smuggled, procured, and maintained high-quality Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) and distributed them to certain consumers in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
After completing the probe and investigating the origin of the FICN recovered, the National Investigation Agency filed a charge sheet against three accused in 2020.
The supplementary charge sheet was filed in 2021 against another accused.
As shown in the second supplementary charge sheet, the accused Sohrab Hussain was an important player in FICN trafficking and also had contact with FICN networks based in Bangladesh, according to the NIA official.
Further investigation into the case is underway, according to the NIA.