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National Investigation Agency files chargesheet against accused in Vizag fake Indian Currency notes case

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a chargesheet against two accused persons in the Visakhapatnam Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) case in the NIA Special Court here. The accused, Mohammed Mahaboob Baig alias Azhar Baig, a resident of Maddur Village, Mandya district, Karnataka and Syed Imran of Ganjam village, Srirangapatnam Taluk, Mandya District were booked under section 489-B, 489-C read with Section 120B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Earlier, the regional unit of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) of Visakhapatnam had seized FICN of face value Rs.10,20,000/- all in the denomination of Rs.2000/- notes in March this year, from the possession of Baig and Imran who were travelling in S-10 compartment of train No. 18645 Howrah-Hyderabad East Coast Express at Visakhapatnam Railway Station. Thereafter both the accused were arrested on April 1. Due to the gravity, interstate and national ramifications of the case, NIA registered a case on April 15 and investigated the case on the orders of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

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