NIA files chargesheet against 3 accused in Lucknow FICN case

Last Modified Saturday, 23 May 2020 (13:35 IST)
New Delhi: The terror probe 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 Court in against -- Phulchand, 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)