KATHMANDU/BIRGUNJ: An absconding convict of fake currency business was arrested and jailed after five years of the court's verdict.

Nepal Police's Central Investigation Bureau got hold of 33-year-old Hussein Ansari aka Altaf Ansari, a permanent resident of Bhawanipur-3, Bara, from Satdobato on Saturday. He was presented before the Lalitpur District Court on Sunday and sent to the Nakku Jail for the execution of the verdict.

On November 6, 2009, police had confiscated fake Indian currency with face value INRs 5.4395 million from one Shekh Safi Ahamad's rented room in Kupandol, Lalitpur.

Issuing a verdict in the case on November 6, 2009, the Lalitpur District Court had found Ansari and others guilty of possessing and smuggling fake currencies.

Ansari was also included in the Most Wanted list of India's Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS).

The ATS on Tuesday had arrested one Mehaboob Ali, a Birgunj resident, from Gorakhpur of India.

Indian police claimed that Ali and Ansari are members of the same racket.

Ansari faces a jail term of three years. The court had imposed a fine of NRs 26.1096 million on him.

(With inputs from Ram Sarraf in Birgunj)