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FICN stolen from NIA HQ, 2 arrested

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The government informed Parliament on Wednesday that low-quality Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) with a face value of Rs 1.20 crore, which were kept in a locker at the headquarters of anti-terror probe agency NIA, were stolen in August and two persons were arrested in this connection.

Replying a written question in the Rajya Sabha, Union minister G Kishan Reddy said the notes were kept at the "malkhana" of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) headquarters here.

On the basis of a complaint from the malkhana in-charge, the Delhi Police registered a case against two accused, arrested them and seized the stolen FICN, he said.

Of the two arrested persons, Sunil Kumar, a constable, was on attachment in the NIA from the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), while the other, Ashok Kumar, was a private employee of a man-power supplying agency, working on a contract basis in the NIA.

Sunil Kumar's attachment with the NIA was terminated on August 30 and a report was sent to the CISF for appropriate action, the minister said.

Ashok Kumar was dismissed from the job by his employer, he added.

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First Published: Wed, December 04 2019. 17:30 IST