In a significant development, the District and Sessions Judge Court of North Tripura District has handed down a three-year rigorous imprisonment sentence to an individual involved in a fake currency case. The conviction stems from the seizure of Rs. 20,000 in Fake Indian Currency Notes (FCIN) by the Tripura Police back in 2016.
Suo-Moto Complaint and Seizure
The legal proceedings were initiated based on a Suo-moto complaint filed by ASI Swapan Sen of Damcherra Police Station in North District. The complaint highlighted the confiscation of Rs. 20,000 worth of Fake Indian Currency Notes from the possession of Sikanjoy Reang, also known as Ramliana, a 50-year-old resident of Damcherra, North Tripura.
According to a press release from the office of North Tripura District Superintendent of Police, the District & Sessions Judge in North Tripura, Dharmanagar, convicted Sikanjoy Reang under Section 489C of the Indian Penal Code. The verdict includes a three-year rigorous imprisonment term and a fine of Rs. 5000. Failure to pay the fine would result in an additional three months of imprisonment.
The case, investigated by SI Shyam Sankar Reang from CID, saw significant progress. The Charge-Sheet was submitted on September 26, 2017, against the accused, Sikanjoy Reang. The accused faced trial in the open court of law, and upon the completion of the trial, the District & Sessions Judge in North Tripura delivered the conviction.
The press release concludes with the announcement of the conviction and the details of the sentence. The legal proceedings, from the initiation of the Suo-moto complaint to the investigation and subsequent trial, highlight the commitment of the authorities to address cases related to counterfeit currency seriously.