By SM.03 Jul, 2018
KOLLAM: A Malayalam serial actress, her sister and mother have been arrested in connection with fake currencies in Anakkara in Idukki on Tuesday.
Surya Sasikumar who has acted in several Malayalam serials, sister Sruthy and mother Ramadevi have been arrested after fake currencies worth Rs 57 lakh and the currency printing machine were taken from their house near Govt ITI, Manayilkulangara in Kollam. Fake currencies worth Rs 2.5 lakh had been seized from Anakkara in Idukki the other day.
Counterfeit money in currencies of 500 and 200 have been seized from here. Police also took into custody the computer and printer used for printing the fake currencies.
The police obtained the information regarding the fake currency printing at Kollam after seizing of fake currencies from Vattavada. Following this, search was conducted at the house in Kollam.
The search that started at early morning ended around three in the evening. The printing centre was functioning on the top storey of the Surya’s luxurious house. Her mother was taken to custody from there.
The fake currency printing centre has been functioning here for the past six months, said police. Apart from the three, Puttadi Achakkanam Kadiyankunnel Raveendran, retired soldier Krishnakumar are also under arrest.
Raveendran is involved in many counterfeit money cases. Earlier in August 2016, a counterfeit currency mafia functioning in Bengaluru had been arrested through Raveendran. He had absconded ten years back when let off in bail in connection with a counterfeit currency case. After ten years when police re-arrested him, they got more evidences of the mafia functioning in Bengaluru. Later Kattappana SI Mahesh and team reached Bengaluru and took into custody the computer and printer used for currency printing. With this police had busted the plan to print fake currencies worth Rs 9 crore. UAPA had been charged against Raveendran following this. He was then let out of jail in last November.
Another accused Krishnakumar had been arrested earlier on 6 June 2017 for the possession of Rs 37.9 lakh fake currencies. He had retired from service in 2012 after 14 years of service as BSF jawan.
Police have said that more arrests are to be expected in the case.