New Delhi: The terror probe agency National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a charge sheet against three accused in a case of seizure of Fake Indian Currency Note (FICN) in November 2019 by Uttar Pradesh ATS, an official statement said here on Friday.
The charge sheet was filed yesterday at Special NIA Court in Lucknow against -- Phulchand, Aminul Islam and Nasiba Khatoon-- under sections of 120B, 489B and 489C of the IPC and sections. 16 and 18 of the UA (P) Act.
This case was related to recovery and seizure of FICN by UP ATS on November 25 last year, having total face value of Rs 1,79,000 from collective possession of the aforesaid three accused near Itaunza Toll Plaza on Lucknow-Sitapur highway and an FIR was registered on November 26,2019 and later it was taken over by the NIA.
During NIA's investigation, it was revealed that the accused conspired to smuggle, procure and kept in their possession high quality FICN and further circulated and supplied to various persons and consignees in Uttar Pradesh.
The probe agency also said that the FICN recovered was being supplied from Malda in West Bengal and added that the further investigation in this case has been continued under section 173(8) Cr. PC.(UNI)