Financial Terrorists on Prowl

published on January 9, 2012

Financial Terrorists from Pakistan and Bangladesh are supplying crores of fake Indian currencies across the Nation. These reports compiled here were reported in just last 10 days. Kudos to Security agencies for following it up and getting the rackets busted. Constant vigil from the part of each and every one of us is needed as well to counter this Financial Terrorism, sadly happening as a result of lack of political will from our ruling elite to seal the borders. 

Jan 9 2012

Rs 9,600 in fake notes seized from J’khand teacher’s house

A joint team of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the Jharkhand Police conducted a raid at the house of a schoolteacher in Pakur district on Saturday and recovered counterfeit notes worth Rs 9,600.
The accused, Bablu Sheikh (32), is absconding. A resident of Devtalla village in Pakur, he is originally from Bangladesh, according to the police. He worked as a teacher on contract basis at the state-run Utkramit Prathmik Vidyalaya.

Jan 7th 2012
NIA busts major counterfeit currency racket with Pak links

National Investigation Agency on Saturday claimed to have busted a gang which circulated Pakistan-made fake Indian currency notes (FICN) worth crores of rupees, with the arrest of 11 people.Sleuths of NIA Hyderabad branch, along with BSF and West Bengal Police, arrested 23-year-old Morgen Hossain from Malda district of West Bengal today and seized FICN with a face value of Rs 27,000 from him.

The leads provided by Hossain, the alleged kingpin, led to raids in Chennai, Malda and Hyderabad and the arrest of ten gang-members. The gang acted at the behest of terrorist organisations who wanted to destabilise the country through the circulation of fake currency, said NIA’s Additional Superintendent of Police, I R S Murthy, in a release here.
According to NIA, the arrested persons had a nation-wide network. Huge quantities of high-quality FICN, in denominations of Rs 1,000, Rs 500 and Rs 100, printed in Pakistan, were smuggled to Bangladesh by air route and then from Bangladesh, they were thrown into Indian villages along the border.
Hossain and his gang collected the counterfeit currency from the border area and distributed it to agents across the country by railway.
Young unemployed youth from Malda were sent as construction labourers to major cities and towns to distribute the fake notes.

Jan 2 2012

VADODARA: The special operations group (SOG) Panchmahal police has unearthed a major fake currency note racket having its roots in Bangladesh. One person was arrested with fake currency notes worth Rs 1.5 lakh on Monday.
The SOG had received a tip off some time back regarding peddlers pushing fake currency into the market in Panchmahal. It gathered information and even obtained the contact details of a man who used to bring fake currency to the district from West Bengal.
The police used a decoy and lured Mohammed Rafikul Haque Menuddin Sheikh, a resident of Kaliachak in Maldah in West Bengal, into delivering a fake currency notes consignment at Godhra. “He had come in the past too and we had concrete information regarding his involvement,” said SOG police inspector M V Kikani.
Dec 29 2011
Bangladesh citizen held with fake Indian currency
SHILLONG: Border Security Force (BSF) troops manning the Indo-Bangladesh border at the Purakhasia outpost on Wednesday nabbed a Bangladeshi national while he was illegally entering India, and seized fake Indian currency notes (FICN) from him near Border Post 1098/6-S in the West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya.
“Acting on specific information, BSF troops’ Ex-114 Battalion arrested the person identified as Mohammed Samim Ahamad of Haluaghat Village in Sherpur district of Bangladesh,” an official at the Assam and Meghalaya Frontier Headquarters of the BSF said.
Dec 29 2011
VADODARA: Yet another fake currency racket believed to have its roots in Bangladesh or Nepal was busted with the Anand district police seizing fake currency notes worth Rs 1.32 lakh from a person in Surat. The seizure in Surat was a follow up of a seizure of fake currency notes worth Rs 1.08 lakh seized in Anand last week.
Anand local crime branch raided the residence of one Nikhilkumar Master in the Mahidharpura area in Surat on Tuesday night and seized 164 fake notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denomination totalling to Rs 1.32 lakh from there. Master was arrested and an Anand court granted a four-day remand for his interrogation.


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