New Delhi, September 28: According to an official, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a supplementary charge sheet against four people in the Thane fake currency case, including a designated terrorist.
According to the official, the charge sheet was submitted in a special court in Mumbai on Wednesday under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
Aside from the designated terrorist — Uncle alias “Javed Patel” alias “Javed Chikna” — those charged have been identified as Riyaz Shikilkar, Mohammad Fayaaz Shikilkar, and Nasir Chaudhari, all Mumbai residents, according to a federal agency official.
According to the official, Fayaaz has also been charged under the Arms Act.
Thane police charged three people in the case in April of last year, following the seizure of 149 high-quality counterfeit Indian currency notes of Rs 2,000 denomination from Riyaz Shikilkar.
The NIA then took up the investigation. According to the source, Fayaaz was arrested in May for illegally possessing weapons following an inquiry.
“Investigations also revealed that Fayaaz was in contact with the designated terrorist ‘Uncle’ via WhatsApp and had planned illegal activities in India.” He had also gotten monies from ‘Uncle’ via his associate ‘Bhai’.
“Uncle, a wanted accused, had committed acts of terror through his associates by possessing and circulating high-quality fake Indian currency notes with the aim of damaging the monetary stability of India,” the spokesman stated in reference to the charge sheet.