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Ex-minister's son, 2 Pakistanis among 4 held in currency scam

world Updated: Jan 04, 2010 12:58 IST

Acting on CBI's request, Nepal police have arrested the son of an influential politician here along with his two Pakistani accomplices and a bodyguard in connection with a fake Indian currency and drugs racket having links to underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.

Yunus Ansari, son of former Nepalese minister Salim Ansari, his bodyguard and two Pakistani nationals were arrested in Kathmandu on Friday and Saturday.

Police first arrested the bodyguard Kashi Ram Adhikari -- who was allegedly involved in transporting the drugs and fake currency -- from a guest house in Thamel, a tourist hub in Kathmandu, on Friday.

Later, they arrested two Pakistani nationals, Amir alias Mohamad Iqbal and Raju alias Mohammad Saiyad, from Thamel.

Ansari was taken into custody on Saturday after the Pakistanis pointed towards him during the interrogation, according to Superintendent of Police, Ganesh Khatri Chhetri.

Police also seized 3.7 kg brown sugar and fake Indian currency notes in denominations of 5,00 and 1,000 with a face value of over 25.44 lakh from the Pakistani nationals.

A case against Ansari and the three others would be filed in the Kathmandu District Court and they been sent to the judicial custody for 10 days for investigation.

The group is also learnt to have a connection with Dawood Ibrahim, police said.

According to 'The Kathmandu Post', Nepal police arrested them following a request from CBI.