The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a man from West Bengal’s Malda district on the charge of being a member of a gang involved in smuggling and circulating fake Indian currency notes (FICN) across India, an officer said on Tuesday.
The NIA, which is probing multiple cases of FICN recovery from Bengal and Odisha, nabbed Rubel Mia from Malda on Sunday.
The NIA secured Rubel Mia’s custody for five days from a city court on Monday.
The sleuths were on the lookout for the 25-year-old in connection with a case involving the recovery of FICN with a face value of Rs.10 lakh from Odisha’s Dhenkanal in May 2015.
"During the course of investigation, it was found that Mia and his associates were involved in the smuggling of FICN from Bangladesh and transportation and circulation of the same to various parts of India," said a NIA officer.
According to the agency, Mozammel Haque, a Bangladeshi, supplied fake currency notes to the gang which circulated them in the states of West Bengal, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and New Delhi.