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NIA court sends FICN racketeer to 6 yrs in jail

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) | Publish Date: 5/3/2021 12:53:15 PM IST

A special NIA court in Kerala’s Ernakulam on Monday sentenced a fake Indian currency note (FICN) racketeer to six years rigorous imprisonment besides imposing a fine in connection with the Thrissur FICN case.

An NIA spokesperson said here that the special court for NIA cases in Ernakulam convicted Ali Hossain aka Mohammed Ali Hossain, 30, a resident of Murshidabad district in West Bengal, under several sections of the Indian Penal Code in a 2018 FICN case and sentenced him to six years rigorous imprisonment besides imposing a fine of Rs 85,000 on him for his role in procuring, possessing and circulating FICN in Kerala.

The official said that a case was originally registered at the Thrissur East police station on August 19, 2018 against Hossain following the seizure of two FICNs of Rs 2,000 denomination from his possession.A

Based on Hossain’s interrogation, 101 fake notes of Rs 2,000 face value each were recovered from his residence in Palakkad district.

The official said that investigation had revealed that in 2018, Hossain had conspired with accused Alim Sheik, a Bangladeshi national who is absconding, to smuggle FICN into Kerala.

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