Karnataka: 3 convicted in fake currency case | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court has held three men guilty in a fake Indian currency notes (FICN) case reported in North Karnataka, awarding each six years’ imprisonment and fining them Rs 15,000.
NIA had arrested six suspects on charges of smuggling counterfeit currency into the country from Bangladesh in March 2018 through Chikkodi in Belagavi district. While Ashok Mahadev Kumbar of Chikkodi and Dalim Mia alias Jalim and Shukruddin Shek alias Sukruddin Ansari, both from Malda in West Bengal, were convicted, trial is on for Rajendra Patil alias Desai, Gangadhar Kolkar alias Gangappa Kolakar and Shahanoyaj Kasuri alias Shahnawaz.
According to a press note by NIA: “The case relates to recovery of FICN of Rs 82,000 face value from convict Kumbar. Investigation revealed he had got it from Dalim Mia. Fake notes were smuggled into India at the Bangladesh border by Shukruddin Shek…”

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