Nagaon: The middle Assam district, Nagaon, has become a centre of illegal activities by Muslim criminals. In the last 12 months, thousands of criminals have been arrested by police, mostly Muslims, involved in various crimes. Nagaon police, in the last several months, have arrested more than 600 drug peddlers and over 100 cow smugglers from different parts of the district.
The district has become a centre of fake Indian currency notes (FICN) trade. Nagaon police on Tuesday (April 26) arrested two criminals, Muktadul Islam and Faijul Islam, while trading FICN. The police team seized one FICN printing machine, 327 Pieces of FICN of 500 denomination.
Sub Inspector Munna Pachoni and his team, with the help of VDP of Simaluguri, recovered one FICN (Fake Indian Currency Note) making machine, 327 pieces of FICN of Rs 500 denomination and other articles from the possession of two criminals at Pomilati Village, Kachua area. Police sources said the arrested criminals print fake currencies and circulate them in different parts of the state. Police are investigating the involvement of FICN rackets from other states too.
Last week Nagaon police busted another FICN Racket in the district. DSP Dipti Mali led a police team in an operation to nab a gang involved in dealing with FICN (Fake Indian Currency Note). During the operation near Raha, Digaliati area, the Muslim criminals attacked the police team, injuring one police personnel, following which police had to resort to firing, and one of the criminals, Babul Ali, was hit by one bullet on his foot. Two other criminals were successfully apprehended, and huge amounts of FICN and cash were recovered and seized. The arrested FICN racket criminals are Babul Ali, Md. Abdul Hassan and Md. Aijul Haque. The police team recovered Six bundles of paper passed off as FICN by the racket covered with papers printed on one side with an image of an Indian currency note.
It should be mentioned that these FICN rackets print fake currencies and circulate them in small markets of the state. Police suspect that International rackets are involved in the illegal trade and are trying to weaken the Indian economy by pumping huge numbers of FICN into the markets.