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Mizoram court sentences Assam man to six-year sentence in fake currency case Mizoram
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Mizoram court sentences Assam man to six-year sentence in fake currency case

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 20 Mar 2024, 04:57 pm

A fast track court in Mizoram's Kolasib district on Wednesday sentenced Ajmol Hussain Mazarbhurya, a resident of Hailakandi district in Assam, to six-year imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 50,000 in a counterfeit currency case.

The judge R. Vanlalena convicted Mazarbhurya on Tuesday and pronounced the quantum of punishment on Wednesday after the convicted person was sent to Kolasib district jail.

Acting on reliable intelligence inputs, officials of the Special Narcotics Police Station in Aizawl arrested Mazarbhurya and seized 431 bbank notes of Rs 2,000 and 1,388 bank notes of Rs 500 denominations respectively. from his possession at Mizoram-Assam border Vairengte town on July 6, 2017. The total seized notes were worth Rs. 15,56,000.

After the notes were examined at the Forensic Science Laboratory in Aizawl, experts found that the notes were all fake currencies and a criminal case was registered.

The judge convicted Mazarbhurya to undergo 6 years under section 489B offor smuggling the counterfeit currencies into Mizoram from Assam and also convicted him to imprisonment of 3 years and slapped a fine of Rs 50,000 under section 489C IPC for trying to use the fake notes as genuine currencies.

All sentences, except the fine, will go concurrently and Mazarbhurya will have to undergo prison term of additional one year if he defaulted on the fine.

(With UNI inputs)

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