<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) have sought details of the Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) case being probed by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) in Mumbai. The case might soon be taken over and investigated by any one of these agencies following a report provided by the Nashik mint about the quality of the seized notes. The report stated that at least 15 of the 30 features of the seized Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 notes have been successfully copied by the FICN-maker from Islampur in Bangladesh.In a month-long operation, DRI sleuths arrested six persons, including Congress office-bearer Haji Imran Alam Shaikh, his uncle Zahid Shaikh and Khar-based builder Mahesh Alimchandani. The DRI has so far seized Rs 24 lakh FICN from the arrested persons.”We had sent the seized notes to Currency Note Press in Nashik for their report on the view and quality. They informed us that the seized notes had good quality pages, good quality printing, ink, embossing of Mahatma Gandhi and water colour marks which made them look genuine. In fact, security threads were also there in all the seized notes,” said a security establishment official, requesting anonymity.He added that because of the newness of the notes, the FICN-maker could not copy all the security features.
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