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India: NIA arrests suspected JMB operative and fake note kingpin Ripon Sheikh

According to sources in the NIA, Sheikh was wanted by 14 Indian states and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for smuggling fake currency into India from Bangladesh and circulating it in the country. Photograph: (AFP)

WION Kolkata, West Bengal, India Jan 07, 2017, 06.42 PM (IST) Pooja Mehta

Suspected Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) operative and fake note kingpin Ripon Sheikh alias Liton was nabbed by India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday. 

The 22-year-old was arrested from Daulatpur in Malda district of West Bengal on the Bangladesh-India border. 

According to sources in the NIA, Sheikh was wanted by 14 Indian states and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for smuggling fake currency into India from Bangladesh and circulating it in the country. 

Officials in the NIA highlight that he had been absconding for the last six months and was arrested with the help of Border Security Force (BSF).

Sheikh has been charged with cases relating to possession, smuggling and circulation of high-quality Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) of rupees 800,000 and thereby damaging the monetary stability of India. 

(WION)

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