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Seizure of Fake Currency

August 26, 2013‐ New Delhi,India

A Rifleman was found in possession of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) worth Rs.53,000/- in Jammu on 5th June 2013. Accordingly, an FIR was lodged at Police Station, Gandhinagar, Jammu under Section 489-B/489-C/RPC.

The investigation in the matter has been initiated by a Court of Inquiry and civil police. The environment has been sensitized and the system of checks has been strengthened at all military stations to check such incidents.

To address the multidimensional aspects of the FICN menace, several agencies such as, the RBI, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Home Affairs, Security and Intelligence agencies of the Centre and States and CBI are working in tandem to thwart such illegal activities. CBI and NIA have been declared as lead agencies for investigation of FICN cases. NIA has been empowered by NIA Act, 2008 to investigate and prosecute offences relating to FICN.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri Sameer Bhujbalin Lok Sabha today.

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(Release ID :98716)

Source: PIB

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