New Delhi: The NIA has filed a supplementary chargesheet against nine people in a Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) case of Chhattisgarh. According to reports, the chargesheet was filed before an NIA court in Bilaspur on Tuesday.

The report added that the case pertains to the seizure of FICNs with a face value of Rs 7,39,300 from the possession of seven people. The accused are identified as Devendra Chandra, Manoj Sahu, Rohit Bhardwaz, Gyandas Kurre, Dilip Kumar Mahilange, Doman Miri and Nohar Sinha from Chhattisgarh.

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On September 16, 2020 the state police filed a chargesheet against the seven accused under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Subsequently, the NIA re-registered the case and during investigation, two more people Hemlal Sahu and Sewak Ram were arrested. According to reports, Kurre was the mastermind in counterfeiting Indian currency notes and government stamp papers and involved Mahilange and Miri. The three started making FICNs with the help of computer desktops and coloured printer/scanner, the NIA official said.

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Kurre had also influenced Baghel and Bharadwaj and involved them in the printing and circulation of FICNs, he said. Sahu and Chandra came in contact with Kurre and were involved in the circulation of the counterfeit currency, the official said. Later, Hemlal and Sinha were lured into the circulation of FICNs.