SEVEN TO TEN YEARS RIGOROUS IMPRISONMENT TO FOUR ACCUSED FOR POSSESSION OF HUGE FAKE INDIAN CURRENCY NOTES

Press Release
New Delhi, 24.05.2017

      The Special Judge, CBI Cases, Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh) has sentenced Mohd. Hanif & Mohd. Kasim, both to undergo 10 years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 1.25 lakh each; Ms Shalu to undergo 7 years RI with fine of Rs. 1.25 lakh and Mohd. Tikka @ Afazul to undergo 10 years RI with fine of Rs. 50,000/-.

      CBI had registered a case U/s 120 B r/w 489 B & 489 C of IPC on 06.04.2014. An information was received about smuggling of huge quantities of FICNs from neighbouring country by Sh. Tikka @ Afazul resident of District- Malda (West Bengal) and the smuggled FICNs were to be supplied to Mohd. Hanif resident of Village- Rani Nagal, Bhojpur, District- Moradabad (U.P.) through Ms. Shalu resident of Rampur (UP) & Mohd. Kasim resident of Village-Maswasi, District- Rampur (UP). Searches were conducted which led to seizure of Fake Indian Currency Notes having face value of Rs.3,00,000/- from the possession of Ms. Shalu & Mohd. Kasim between Lucknow to Moradabad Railway Station, when they were intercepted in running Train No. 14003 (New Farakka-New Delhi Express).

      During investigation, Mohd. Hanif was arrested and FICNs having face value of Rs. 1,03,000/- were recovered from his possession. The supplier of said FICNs, Sh. Tikka @ Afazul was also arrested. It was further revealed that Mohd. Hanif was the mastermind, who was operating activities relating to possession & circulation of fake Indian currency notes, through other accused persons in western Uttar Pradesh. After completion of investigation, a chargesheet U/s 120 B r/w Section 489 B & 489 C of IPC was filed against accused persons on 04.07.2014 in the court of Special Judicial Magistrate, CBI cases, Ghaziabad.

      The Trial Court found the accused persons guilty and convicted them.

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