June 11, 2019 11:19 PM

New Delhi (Face2News)

Team of Special Cell/Northern Range led by Inspr. Vivekanand Pathak and Insp. KuldeepSingh under the supervision of Shri Manoj Dixit, ACP/NR has arrested a key memberof an international FICN racket namely Santosh Kumar Singh (32 ) r/ o Distt. Saran, (Chhapra), Bihar. FICN amounting to Rs. 05 lac (all Rs. 2,000/-notes), have been recovered from the possession of arrested Santosh Kumar.

There covered FICN has nearly all the security features including security thread and water marks and it appears to have been printed in a sophisticated printing unit.  

Mr. Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, DCP, said,   Insp. Vivekanand Pathak and Insp. Kuldeep Singh of SpecialCell/NR had information for about 06 months regarding reviving of anInternational syndicate involved in FICN circulation. A dedicated team was deputedto develop this information. Manual as well as technical surveillance was mountedupon the movements of suspected members of this syndicate. During surveillance,it was revealed that FICN is being pumped into India through Bangladesh andNepal. It is being suspectedly smuggled in Malda, West Bengal through porousIndo-Bangla border. From bordering districts of Malda, West Bengal, it is further handed over to FICN racketeers active in various parts of the country includingDelhi. Painstaking efforts of more than four months bore fruits and few membersof this syndicate were identified by the team.

On June 6, specific information was received that a keymember of the said syndicate, Santosh Kumar would come near ISBT, Kashmere Gate,Delhi to deliver big consignment of FICN to one of his contact. A raiding party was formed and a trap was laid near ISBT, Kashmere Gate, Delhi where accused Santosh Kumar was apprehended at about 12:10 pm. From his search, FICN in the denomination of Rs. 2000 notes, amounting to Rs. 05 lac was recovered at the spot. Santosh Kumar disclosed that he had procured FICN from one resident of Motihari, Bihar forfurther supplying it to various persons in U.P, Haryana and Delhi. Case under relevant sections of IPC has been registered at PS Special Cell, Delhi. 

INTERROGATION:  Santosh Kumar belongs to a poor class family.He got education upto 10th class. After dropping out from school, he went to Nepal and worked in a plywood factory. Due to some domestic reasons he returned to India. Due to his poor financial condition, he came in contact with one person, a resident of Motihari, Bihar, who lured him to join this illegal trade of FICN trafficking. Santosh Kumar further disclosed that he has been indulging in transporting and circulation of FICN for last about 01 year. He had supplied FICN to various parties in Delhi, UP and Haryana. He alsorevealed that he used to get supply of FICN from Nawal. Santosh Kumar used to pay Rs. 40 for per Rs. 100 FICN to Nawal and further used to supply FICN to hisparties for Rs. 50-60 per Rs. 100 FICN. He has already delivered about 4/5 consignments of FICN amounting to more than Rs. 20 lac in Delhi, UP and Haryana. Further investigation of case is in progress. Efforts tonab remaining members of this syndicate are being made.


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