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Monday, October 15, 2012

Suspected Hizbul Mujaheedin Associate Arrested by Joint Operation of NIA, BSF and Police

Malda, October 14, 2012: In a joint raid with BSF and police National Investigation Agency (NIA) nabbed a Malda youth allegedly in connection with Hizbul Mujahideen. Involved with fake currency racket, Badal Sheikh of village Manoharpur under Baishnabnagar police station had been looked for by NIA in connection with anti-national activities. He was allegedly involved in circulating fake currencies to the outfits like Hizbul Mujahideen. Last night he was picked up from his home. However he could not be produced to court today. Instead, he was kept at English Bazaar Police Station.

From NIA sources it was learnt that an FIR (No. 07/2011 dated 11/01/2011) was registered in PS Janipur Jammu in January last year. Later, Government of India transferred the case to NIA for further investigation. Accordingly, the instant case was re-registered at PS NIA (as Case No.RC-07/2011/NIA-DLI dated 19/05/2011). The allegation was that of criminal conspiracy to circulate counterfeit Indian currency notes to fund terrorist outfit Hizbul Mujahideen operating in Jammu and Kashmir. Later the charge sheet had been filed by NIA in July 2011 against four accused persons under section 120(B) of IPC, 489(C) of RPC and 13 & 40 UA(P) Act. Further investigation is continuing u/s 173 (8) Cr.PC.  

Hijbul Mujaheedin Link Badal Sk in the net of NIA, BSF and police (photo: Uday Mandal)

It may be recalled that back in July, 2011, one Mohammed Salim Sheikh of Kaliachak, one of the accused in connection with this case was arrested by Malda police. He was later taken to Jammu by a team of NIA. Interrogating him the name of Badal Sheikh came to NIA and since then they were looking for him.

Sri Madhukar, Commandant of BSF conceded, “We had information that Badal Sheikh was a kingpin of fake currency racket. But NIA also was looking for him. They demanded him allegedly in connection with anti-national activities. Accordingly we nabbed him last night in a joint raid.” Rs 20000 of fake currency were recovered from Badal.

It is also learnt that the joint team was attacked by the miscreants last night when they went to arrest Badal. Bombs were hurled at them in which two cars were partially damaged although none was wounded.

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