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NIA begins investigation into the role of ISI in smuggling fake notes from Bangladesh, caught fake notes worth Rs 7.35 crore

The NIA has started a probe into the trade of counterfeit Indian currency notes going into the country via Bangladesh. The Home Ministry last month directed the NIA to probe the case under the 2008 Act.

National Investigation Agency

Fake Indian currency printed in Pakistan with the help of smugglers backed by ISI in India (Indian currencyNIA to prevent illegal shipment of (NIA) has started investigation. Based on the powers given under the NIA Act 2008, the case will be investigated by going to foreign soil. Inspector Arpan Saha of NIA posted at Guwahati branch office (Inspector Arpan Saha) has been appointed as the Chief Investigating Officer (CIO) to probe the matter. It is believed that Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (Inter-Services Intelligence) to destabilize India’s economic situation.Inter Services Intelligence) is the plan. Taking cognizance of the magnitude of the crime and its international links, the Home Ministry last month directed the NIA to investigate the matter under the 2008 Act.

Bangladesh police arrested two smugglers on 26 November 2021

Following the order of the Home Ministry, the NIA registered the case on December 30 last year and directed Saha to initiate an investigation into the matter. On 26 November 2021, Bangladesh Police caught and questioned Indian currency (FICN) smuggler Fatima Akhtar Aapi and her associate SK MD Abu Taleb. After which the matter was revealed. Since the matter pertained to India, Bangladesh authorities contacted India and shared the information. Bangladeshi officials told India that they have seized counterfeit Indian currency worth Rs 7.35 crore of 500 notes from Aapi, a resident of Kasba in Bangladesh. After this, Aapi and Taleb were arrested by Bangladesh Police. After interrogation of both the accused, it was found that two Pakistani nationals Sultan and Safi had sent fake notes to Bangladesh.

Intensive investigation started in the matter

The NIA has mentioned in the FIR that it is suspected that counterfeit currency notes were printed in the neighboring country to be smuggled into India by international smugglers based in Pakistan to destabilize India’s economy. At the same time, Bangladesh Police had registered a case on November 26 last year under section 2 (s) a (b) of the Bangladesh Special Powers Act 1974. The NIA said that it has registered a case under various sections of the Indian Penal Code on the basis of inputs shared by Bangladesh Police and a thorough investigation has been initiated into the matter.

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