NIA Special court sentences three FICN Racketeers in Bengaluru :

Pramesh S Jain

The NIA special court on Wednesday sentenced three persons with Six,five and two years of imprisonment with fine in a fake currency circulation racket registered and investigated by the agency in March 2018.

The NIA officials along with the police raided a house in Madanayakanahalli in the outskirts of the city and arrested Mohammed Sajjad Ali,M.G.Raju,Gangadhar Ramappa Kolkar and Vanitha from various parts of Bengaluru City in March, 2018.

The officials seized fake Indian Currency Notes having face value of Rs.6,84,000 in denomination of Rs.2000 were seized from their possession.

During investigation,involvement of four more persons namely Vijay from Karnataka and, Sabiruddin,Abdul Kadir and Jahiruddin all from Malda,West Bengal was revealed.Vijay,Sabiruddin and Abdul Kadir were arrested while accused Jahiruddin is still absconding.

After completing the investigation,NIA filed charge-sheet against four arrested accused Mohammed Sajjad Ali, M.G.Raju,Gangadhar Ramappa Kolkar and Vanitha on November 2018 and subsequently filed supplementary charge-sheets against Abdul Kadir,Sabiruddin and Vijay on different dates.

On Tuesday,the NIA Special Court Bengaluru framed charges against all the seven charge-sheeted and accused Mohammed Sajjad Ali, M.G.Raju and Abdul Kadir pleaded guilty and were sentenced to 6 years Simple Imprisonment along with fine of Rs.10,000,5 years Simple Imprisonment along with fine of Rs.5000 and 2 years Simple Imprisonment along with fine of Rs.5000 respectively.

The Trial against the remaining four charge-sheeted accused is continuing while further investigation against the absconding accused Jahiruddin is also continued by NIA.