NIA arrests woman for supplying fake Indian currency

Agra, Feb 16 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday arrested a woman for her alleged role in the procurement and circulation of fake Indian currency notes, an official said.

Fatima, 43, was arrested from her residence in Sushil Nagar near Agra for carrying two fake Rs 1,000 notes and some incriminating documents.

“Fatima could not use the notes due to demonetisation and kept it at her house. Her bank accounts revealed that lakhs of rupees were transacted in it,” the NIA official said.

Investigators learnt about her involvement in the illegal business while interrogating Bangladeshi national Mohammed Abdul Islam.

Islam was arrested on January 18, 2016 from Kaliachak in West Bengal’s Malda district in a joint operation of Border Security Force and police.

He was carrying a consignment of high quality fake Indian currency notes.

The NIA later took over the case following Home Ministry’s order.

Islam revealed that he used to collect the fake notes from his associate Ripon S.K. and further supply it to Fatima.

Hailing from Bangladesh, Fatima married to one Sher Ali Khan and settled at his home town in Sushil Nagar.

Islam and Ripon, already chargesheeted in fake currency supply case, are in judicial custody.

–IANS

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