Thiruvananthapuram: A BJP’s Yuva Morcha booth president was arrested on Thursday after fake currency notes and a colour printer were seized from his house in Kerala’s Thrissur district.
According to Thrissur district police chief N Vijaya Kumar, the team that was conducting raids as part of Operation Kubera to crackdown down on illegal money lenders found counterfeit notes of Rs 2000, 500, 50, 20 at Yuva Morcha leader Rakesh’s house.
The total worth of the fake notes seized is Rs 1, 37, 590. Rakesh, a prominent BJP leader in the area, has been arrested and charged. He is known to loan money to local people in the area.
Kumar said, “Rakesh’s brother Rajeev is absconding and we are on the look out for him. Rajeev is also a leader of the Yuva Morcha.”
Police have seized a colour printer, plain sheets of paper and fake currency notes from his house during the raid.