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NIA court convicts fake currency supplier in 2019 case

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A Fake Indian Currency Note (FICN) trafficker was found guilty on Thursday in a case that was filed in 2019 by a special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Patna.

Regarding the February 2, 2019, confiscation of FICN with a face value of Rs. 4 lakh from the custody of the defendant by the Bihar Police, the court found Julkar Sheikh guilty.

The Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 489B and 489C, as well as 120B, read in conjunction with 489B of IPC, were the grounds for the accused’s conviction. On September 8, the NIA court in Patna would determine the extent of his punishment.

At the Bettiah police station in Bihar’s West Champaran district, a First Information Report was filed in this respect. On February 21, 2019, the NIA re-registered the case.

The NIA reported that four charge sheets against five accused people were submitted on May 2, 2019, August 22, 2019, June 11, 2020, and December 31, 2020, following extensive investigations.

Three defendants, in this case, have previously been found guilty and given severe prison terms and fines by the NIA Special Court in Patna on February 25 and March 30.

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