The accused, recognized as Raisuddin, has been sentenced to 5 years rigorous imprisonment with a positive of Rs. 5000 below Section 120B of the IPC, with an identical quantum of sentence and positive additionally awarded respectively below Section 489B r/w 120B of the IPC, Section 16 of the UA(P) Act, Section 18 of the UA(P) Act, and Section 20 of the UA(P) Act. All the sentences will run concurrently, they stated.
Raisuddin, a resident of village Mohanpur, PS Vaishnavnagar, District Malda, West Bengal, was convicted on August 18, 2023, within the National Investigation Agency (NIA) case RC-15/2015/NIA-DLI, they added. According to the NIA, he’s the fifth particular person to have been convicted and sentenced within the case relating to the East Champaran, Bihar, pretend Indian forex notes case.
The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Patna, had initially registered a case on September 19, 2015, within the matter following the restoration and seizure of high-quality Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICNs) of the face worth of Rs 5,94,000 from one other accused, Afroz Ansari. Afroz was carrying this consignment of FICNs to Raxaul, close to the Indo-Nepal border, for additional supply in Nepal, they added.
NIA had subsequently taken over the case and re-registered it on December 23, 2015. Thorough investigations by the NIA led to the arrest and cost sheeting of eight accused individuals over the past 8 years, on July 22, 2016, April 17, 2017, March 19, 2019, and July 5, 2023.
Of these, 4 accused, particularly Afroz Ansari, Sunny Kumar alias Sunny Shaw alias Sujit Kumar alias Kabir Khan, Ashraful Alam alias Ishraful Alam, and Alomgir Seikh alias Raju, have been convicted by the NIA Special Court on October 11, 2018. They have been sentenced to life in jail and fined Rs 30,000 every, they stated.
Trial proceedings towards the remaining three accused are ongoing, they stated.