4 other accused await conviction, one is absconding
Following seizure of Rs 6,84,000 in fake Indian currency notes from four persons in Bengaluru in March 2018, the NIA special court on Wednesday sentenced three of the accused – Mohammed Sajjad Ali, MG Raju and Abdul Kadir – to 6 years’ simple imprisonment and a fine of Rs 10,000, 5 years’ simple imprisonment and a fine of Rs 5,000, and 2 years’ simple imprisonment and a fine of Rs5,000, respectively.
An FIR was first registered against the accused in the Madanayakanahally police station after the cash, in Rs 2,000 notes, was seized. Subsequently, NIA took over the case.
NIA Special Court Bengaluru Sentences Three FICN Racketeers pic.twitter.com/3NNTkliEKa— NIA India (@NIA_India) December 3, 2020
During the investigation, the involvement of 4 more persons — Vijay from Karnataka and Sabiruddin, Abdul Kadir and Jahiruddin, all from Malda in West Bengal, was discovered. Vijay, Sabiruddin and Abdul Kadir were arrested while Jahiruddin is absconding. NIA filed a chargesheet against the earlier accused — Mohammed Sajjad Ali, MG Raju, Gangadhar Ramappa Kolkar and Vanitha – in November 2018 and supplementary chargesheets against Abdul Kadir, Sabiruddin and Vijay subsequently.
The NIA special court framed charges against all seven arrested accused under various sections of the IPC. The trial against the remaining 4 accused continues, while a search continues for the absconding accused.