Kolkata : The police busted an international gang involved in supplying Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) with connections to underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. The Special cell of the Delhi police arrested Alam Ansari, a Nepali national and key supplier of the FICN.
With the arrest of Alam, fine quality FICNs amounting to Rs 5.50 lakhs in denomination of Rs 2,000 notes were seized. The FICN was being smuggled into India from Pakistan via Raxaul through the Indo-Nepal border.
According to a top source in the Special Cell, "Alam revealed during investigation that the consignment he received from three people was sent by Dawood Ibrahim from Pakistan."
Aslam Ansari @ Gultan has been supplying FICN for the last five years. He used to receive FICNs from three people namely Abdul Rehman, Sajjad and Sher Mohd. (all Nepal nationals). Alam alias Gultan used to further supply FICN in India through other members of this syndicates, who are residents of Raxaul, Bihar.
Increase in syndicate from the last one year
After demonetisation in 2016, there was a pause in the circulation of FICN from Pakistan. But over the last one year many syndicates have again started smuggling and circulating FICN in India.
Channel of supply
Initially, FICNs were pumped into India from Bangladesh through Malda, West Bengal, but now FICN is suspected to be smuggled into India from Pakistan via the borders of Nepal.
Alam Ansari syndicate has already supplied FICN amounting to Rs 1 crore in the last one year.