NIA files first chargesheet against 4 persons in JK
Jammu, July 17: Moving swiftly in its first ever case in Jammu and Kashmir, the National Investigation Agency filed a chargesheet against four persons in connection with circulation of fake currency notes allegedly on the behalf of militant organizations.
The challan was produced before the designated court under NIA against Shahid Sheikh son of Shariful Sheikh, Zakir Hussain son of Azhar Hussain, Mubarakh Ahmed Bhat son of Mushtaq Ahmed Bhat and Shafqat Mohi-ud-Din Kuchey alias Showkat Ali son of Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Kuchey.
The case was initially investigated by the Jammu and Kashmir Police in Janipur, where four persons were arrested with Rs 1.5 lakh in fake Indian currency. The NIA subsequently took over the case on the directions of the Union Home Ministry.
As per the chargesheet, Jai Pal Sharma the then SHO Janipur, apprehended the accused under suspicious circumstances and recovered Rs 40,000 from their possession. The currency notes were later found to be fake, it said.
During subsequent probe, fake currency notes with face value of Rs 1.10 lakh were seized from the rented accommodation of Shafqat Mohi-ud-Din Kuchay alias Showkat Ali, it said, adding two sheets of letter pad of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) were also allegedly recovered and seized from them.
During investigation, it was found that Saleem Khan who is allegedly supplier of Fake Indian Currency Note in the instant case, was arrested by the West-Bengal Police in another FIR NO 108/2011 registered at English Bazaar Police Station Malda and he was lodged in Malda Central Jail, the chargesheet added.
It was further revealed that Saleem Khan was bailed out in FIR No 108/2011 of P/S English Bazaar Malda on May 23, 2011 and has not jumped the bail, it added.
NIA, claimed in the chargesheet, that efforts to locate and interrogate Saleem Khan was on, but he has gone underground and is evading arrest.
According to the investigating conducted by the NIA, Mubarakh Ahmed Bhat and Shafqat Mohi-ud-Din Kuchay were working for Hizbul Mujahideen and on their behest were allegedly circulating the fake current notes. (JNF)
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