PATNA: A group of National Investigation Agency (NIA) detained two individuals from two distinct villages situated only near to Indo-Nepal global boundary in Kishanganj on Monday for their alleged involvement in smuggling racket of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) suspected of having connections in other neighbouring states also.
sources said that the premier bureau’s team later arresting duo, hurried to Silliguri in West Bengal for making prior to their distinctive court.
Sources said among the detained person was identified as Mukhtar Hussain (42) while the other person was Baitullah (40). They stated Mukhtar is indigenous of village Chhauwa Bhitta beneath Jiapokhar police station region while the other was native of village Suri Bhitta beneath Sukhani police station area. Both cities are nearby to each other and less than five kilometres from Nepal. The duo used to function as daily wagers from the villages.
Resources said had been discovered to be connected with a single Ghulam Murtaza who had been detained by means of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) by a bus stop Bihar Mor at West Bengal’s Bagdogra on January 8 this season.
“He had been detained with FICN consignment of face value Rs . 01 lakh. It’d high quality imitation notes of face value of Rs 2000. The accused was a native of Malda,” sources said.
The situation was afterwards acquired over by NIA for analysis from March and registered a FIR at Delhi on March 8 following leadership from Counter terrorism and counter radicalisation (CTCR) branch of Union ministry of home affairs because of seriousness of the topic.
Resources stated NIA had found participation of Mukhtar and Baitullah with Ghulam. “Mukhtar had moved to jail ten decades ago from Malda in relationship with a FICN smuggling situation just,” a source said.
“NIA had captured two cellphones and a few files from Mukhtar’s house who was able to work as daily bet in village. The captured cellphones might offer critical clues to NIA apart from duo’s interrogation where names of persons is expected to surface because of their participation in the smuggling racket,” a source said.