Seven persons, including an accused in the Mumbai bomb blasts case, have been named in the chargesheet filed in the Kondotty fake notes case by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
Mohammad Alshab, Abdul Malik, Abdul Kareem, Mohammad Raffi, Abdul Majeed, Tahir Taklya and Kamaluddin were named in the chargesheet for using and possessing fake currency. Abdul Majeed and Tahir Taklya are both suspected aides of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. Taklya is also an accused in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case.
The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence had arrested Alshab with fake Indian currency worth Rs.72.5 lakh in Rs.1,000 and Rs.500 notes from Karipur airport in 2008. He had allegedly sourced the money from Raffi and eleventh accused Kamaluddin, who is yet to be arrested. They had allegedly obtained the fake notes from Taklya. The chargesheet said Raffi and Taklya had served a prison sentence together in Sharjah where Taklya had been arrested with Rs.50 lakh in fake Indian currency. Kamaluddin allegedly raised Rs.15.85 lakh from the State and transferred the amount to the Gulf through hawala channels as payment for the fake currency.
The NIA has also named Pakistani nationals Imtiaz Ibrahim and Iqbal Bhai as accused in the case.