A Nepali politician and businessman, who is allegedly an aide of Indian underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, was arrested in Kathmandu on Saturday for possessing fake Indian currency notes (FICN).
Yusuf Ansari was arrested by a special team of Nepal Police at his residence in Lalitpur, a satellite town bordering Kathmandu.
Police seized FICN with a face value of nearly Rs 35 lakh from his possession.
"Police had arrested two carriers of FICN on Friday and Ansari was nabbed from his residence on Saturday morning,” said Nepal Police spokesperson Ganesh KC.
A prominent figure in the organised racket of supplying FICN to India from Nepal, Ansari had been released from jail only a few months ago after serving a prison term of over three years.
In January 2010, Ansari had been arrested after FICN with a face value of Rs 25 lakh were seized from his possession.
Chairman of Rastriya Janata Dal and son of former minister Salim Miya Ansari, he was also executive chairman of a private news channel in Nepal called National Television.
In March 2011, he had survived a murder attempt when an Indian contract killer shot at him inside a Kathmandu prison, where Ansari had been lodged.