NIA makes fake note arrest
A National Investigation Agency (NIA) team arrested an alleged fake note peddler from Baishnabnagar area of Malda district on Wednesday night.
Sources said Tausif Alam a.k.a. Bulo Sheikh of Mohanpur under Baishnabnagar police station was summoned to the NIA office at the NTPC township in Farakka and later taken to Calcutta on Wednesday night. He was arrested allegedly in connection with an old fake Indian currency notes (FICN) peddling case filed in Uttar Pradesh last December. Malda SP has been informed.
“One Mohammed Murad Alam, from Katihar district in Bihar, was arrested for carrying FICN of around Rs 2.5 lakh from a place in Ghaziabad last year. While interrogating him, it was revealed that (Tausif) Alam alias Bulo was actively involved in smuggling FICN to India from Bangladesh. After primary evidence was found against him (Bulo), he was arrested,” said a source.
NIA sources claimed that Bulo played a key role in smuggling FICN from Bangladesh that would be distributed across India through his agents.
Bulo, a police officer said, had also served as a migrant worker in various states.
“The NIA officials have communicated to us in writing that they arrested Alam (Bulo) in connection with an old case of FICN peddling,” said Malda SP Alok Rajoria.