By Rohan Agarwal
The ISI-D company nexus was uncovered after Nepal police arrested fake currency racket kingpin, Yunus Ansari, following a tip-off by Indian Intelligence agencies
AFTER a brief interval, high-quality Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) are again being printed across India’s eastern borders and are being pumped into the country at an alarming rate. An ongoing investigation of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has revealed that nexus between Pakistan’s ISI and the D-Company has resumed to supply fake currency notes into the Indian economy. The nexus was uncovered after the police in Nepal arrested kingpin of the fake currency notes racket, Yunus Ansari, following a tip-off by Indian Intelligence agencies.
According to Indian officials, Ansari is considered to have close links with the ISI and Dawood Ibrahim who is said to be the biggest player in the fake currency notes racket. Along with Ansari, three other Pakistani nationals identified as Muhammad Akhtar, Nadia Anwar and Nasiruddin were also arrested. At the time of arrest, Ansari and his associates had fake currency notes with face value of over Rs 7 crore, an official added. However, Ansari’s arrest has also highlighted that Nepal, once used as the prime conduit to pump in fake currency notes into India, is no longer being used by Pakistan for the purpose.
The fake currency is now being sent into India across its eastern border with Bangladesh. This was highlighted by NIA’s investigations in various cases of fake currency circulations. The most recent was a case in January where a man from West Bengal was arrested from Anand Vihar railway station here with fake currency notes worth Rs 10 lakh.