MOHALI – Pakistan is using drug smugglers to push fake currency into India, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) said in a recent chargesheet filed against three narcotics smugglers in a court in Mohali, Punjab.
According to the chargesheet submitted on December 28, 2012, the NIA revealed that Pakistan’s notorious external intelligence agency ISI was behind the pushing of fake currency notes into India.
The smugglers—Dilbagh Singh, Bikramjit Singh and Gurpratap Singh—were arrested on July 2, 2012 by Punjab police in Amritsar.
The police recovered 10kg heroin, eight 9mm cartridges, a mobile phone having a Pakistani SIM card and Rs 5 lakh of fake Indian currency notes from their possession.
A senior NIA officer said that as the case involved cross border smuggling of fake Indian currency notes the investigation of the case was taken over from Punjab police and a fresh FIR was registered against the three accused on September 27, 2012.
It is the first case in Punjab to be taken over by the NIA.
The officer said that the SIM card, recovered from the possession of Bikramjit, was registered using a fake address in Karachi.
The accused are in Amritsar central jail and their bail applications have