Associate of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and head of a fake Indian currency racket, Yunus Ansari, has been arrested by Nepalese police officials from Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, along with three Pakistani nationals and two locals, reports Firstpost.
The group of Pakistanis was travelling from Qatar to Nepal with suitcases filled with fake 2,000 Indian Rupee notes. Ansari was at the airport with his driver and another associate in order to receive the three. Some 7.5 crore in fake Indian currency has been seized from the group.
Ansari had only been out of prison for a few months; he had previously been in custody for involvement in distribution of illegal currency. The fake currency mastermind has an experience of more than 20 years in the racket, receiving help from the Inter-Services Intelligence in his activities.
Interestingly, he is the son of a former minister in the Nepalese government, Salim Miya Ansari.
The arrest of Ansari follows increasing pressure from Indian authorities on Nepal to take action against fake Indian currency networks operating from its territory.