The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a chargesheet at the NIA Special Court against two accused in the Nedumbassery fake Indian currency note (FICN) case.
The chargesheet was filed against Abdul Kalam alias Azad, of Vazhakkad in Malappuram district, and Abdul Majeed of Kozhikode. The NIA charged 489 (B), 489 (C) r/w 34 of the IPC against the accused.
Sanal Kumar, Abdulla Haji and Mohammad Rafi are the other accused. These persons were not chargesheeted as they are yet to be arrested. Abdul Kalam was arrested from Kondotty while Abdul Majeed was deported from Dubai last year.
The NIA did not include Gopinathan Kurup of Mavelikara, the first accused in the case in the chargesheet. Gopinathan was earlier released on bail.
According to the NIA, Muhammed Rafi has been raising funds from Gulf countries and smuggling fake currency notes into India to destabilise the Indian economy since 2007. Abdul Kalam had received FICNs from Abdulla Haji and handed them over to Muhammad Rafi.
Rafi gave the FICN to Gopinathan just before his departure from Dubai. When Gopinathan arrived with the consignment of FICNs having face value of `24.16 lakh, in denominations of `500 and `1,000, at Nedumbassery, he was arrested by officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on March 10, 2010. He told about Majeed.
While interrogating Abdul Majeed, the involvement of Abdul Kalam was revealed.
The NIA received further inputs while examining Majeed’s mobile phone. It was revealed that a person named Moideen had contacted Majeed as per direction from Kalam. He directed Abdul Majeed to sent the FICNs through Gopinathan. Majeed, Haji, Rafi are also accused in the Karipur FICN case, which is also being investigated by the NIA.