FICN peddling racket leader nabbed

MALDA
20 Apr 2017

Baishnabnagar police after a relentless search arrested kingpin of FICN (fake Indian currency notes) circulation racket Aizul Sheikh from his hideout at Mohanpur village late last night. The 23-year old mastermind of FICN peddling racket was produced in court today. Police appealed for taking him into custody.
It has been learnt from police sources that serious cases like dacoity, bombing, attempt to murder were pending against Sheikh. Later, he got involved with FICN peddling and even went to Nepal and Bangladesh illegally. He even trained other youths and minors as carriers of FICN. As police started comb-hunting for him, Sheikh even crossed Bangladesh border to take shelter in neighbouring country illegally for few days.
According to police sources, Sariful Mia and Esraful Mia were arrested few days back from a mango orchard at Kumbhira village under Baishnabnagar police station. Large quantity of firearms and ammunition were seized from them. While grilling them police learnt about Sheikh’s active role in as the key person of an FICN peddling racket.
Police officials came to know from sources that Sheikh would be at his house on Wednesday night. Accordingly, a raid was designed and Sheikh was caught raid-handed.
Sanjay Biswas, inspector-in-charge of Baishnabnagar police station that Sheikh had serious criminal cases pending against him. He would be interrogated in police custody. (EOIC)