Kolkata: The National Investigative Agency (NIA) on Thursday filed a supplementary chargesheet against accused Sabiruddin in the special NIA Court, Bengaluru, in connection with the Rs 6.34 lakh Fake Indian Currency Note (FICN) case.

The chargesheet has been filed under sections 120B and 489B of the IPC.

The case pertains to the seizure of FICN, having face-value of Rs 6,34,000 in Rs 2,000 denomination by the Madanayakanally police station officers, from four accused persons. Also, mobile phones, SIM cards and, other documents were also seized.

Initially, the case was registered at Madanayakanahally PS under sections 489B, 489C, 120B r/w 34 of the IPC. Later the NIA took over the investigation.

Earlier in November last year, the NIA had filed a chargesheet in this case against the four accused — Mohammed Sajjad Ali, M. G. Raju, Gangadhar Ramappa Kolkar and Vanitha J.

On further investigation, it was found that the accused Sabiruddin, along with his associates based in Karnataka and West Bengal hatched a conspiracy to circulate large quantities of FICN in the local markets of Bengaluru and other parts of Karnataka. The gang was actively involved in procuring, supplying and circulation of huge quantities of FICN in high denominations.

Sabiruddin one of the main suppliers of FICN from Malda supplied a huge quantity of FICN to his associate Raju at Bengaluru through Sajjad Ali.

The names of his associates from Malda, Bengaluru and other parts of Karnataka have also come to light and further investigation is underway.

Bhartendhu Sharma

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