Kolkata, Oct 30 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday submitted a charge sheet indicting an accused of conspiracy involving cross border smuggling of fake Indian currency notes.
The case involves seizure of fake notes of the face value of nearly Rs.65 lakh from the accused Barkat Ali near the Bangladesh border in West Bengal’s Malda district in May.
Filed before a special NIA court here, Ali has been charged with several offences including under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).
“Ali has been charged for his involvement in a terrorist conspiracy with a gang, involved in cross border smuggling of extremely high quality fake Indian currency notes (FICN) across Indo-Bangladesh border for further circulation in India, thereby damaging the monetary stability of India,” the agency said.
Ali was apprehended by the Border Security Force from Daulatput border outpost in the district on May 6.
Considering the gravity of offence and the linkages of gang with operatives in Bangladesh, the union home ministry in June handed over the probe to the NIA.