NIA Court frames charges against two ISI agents in fake currency case



JAMMU: Special Judge NIA Sunit Gupta framed charges under section 17 of UA(P) Act and 489-B/489-C of RPC Ashok Kumar and Bilal Ahmed, an alleged ISI agent.
As per brief facts, on Nov 6, 2014 PSI Rahul Mahajan Incharge Police Post Parade along with his subordinates was on patrolling duty near Parade ground and adjoining places. At about 15.00 Hrs, when the party reached near Brahmin Shaba Parade, three persons after observing the police party tried to ran away from the spot who were apprehended by police party. On interrogation, they disclosed their identity as Bilal Ahmed, son of Abdul Rehman, resident of Drungbal Baramulla, Ghulam Mohi-u-Din, son of Mohd Yousaf Akhnoon, resident of Hari Pora Baramulla and Ashok Kumar, son of Raseela Ram, resident of Barmeen tehsil Ramnagar District Udhampur. Bilal Ahmed was holding a white-coloured plastic bag in his hand containing Rs 50,000 Indian Currency notes comprising 100 notes of Rs 500 denomination. Ghulam Mohi-u-Din was holding a plastic bag containing Rs 17,000 comprising of 8 notes of Rs 1,000 denomination and 18 notes of Rs 500 denomination whereas, Ashok Kumar was possessing a green and black coloured bag containing three boxes on which ISI was written. On one of aforesaid boxes, six number of currency notes of Rs 500 denomination were pasted and in box some papers were found. In another box, six Indian currency notes of Rs 500 denomination each were pasted and in the box some documents were contained. In third box, eight number of Indian currency Notes of Rs 1,000 denomination each were pasted and inside box again some documents were found. Some other documents and certificates were also found in the bag. When the aforesaid accused persons were enquired about currency notes they could not satisfactorily respond to the queries. On the minute perusal of currency notes, it was found that all notes were fake and counterfeit currencies and the link of these accused persons could be connected with Pakistan based terrorist organization who under the directions of ISI have entered into the territory of J&K with purpose to explore the possibilities of terror activities and also to financial aid the local terrorists of J&K State. The aforesaid accused person were apprehended on the spot and Incharge Patrolling party PSI Rahul Mahajan issued a docket in the name of SHO Police Station Pacca Danga, Jammu for registration of a case. On basis of the said docket FIR No 170/2014 for the offences under sections 16/17 of UA(P) Act and 489-A, 489-B and 489-C RPC was registered with Police Station Pacca Danga, Jammu and the investigation of the case was assigned to Perbeet Singh Parihar DySP SDPO, City North, Jammu.
Special Judge NIA Sunit Gupta after hearing APP Anil Magotra for Police observed that though from perusal of the file, it revealed that the IO in the present case has not complied with the aforesaid rules in strict terms yet the connection of the accused with the terrorists and enemy country have been prima facie established from Articles which were seized from their possession including a bag which depicts name of ISI organization. Therefore, despite non compliance of Rules by concerned police in present case, the accused persons cannot be allowed to be scot-free from offence under section 17 of UA(P) Act which is found to be prima facie made out against them, the Court directed.