The Kerala police have seized fake currency and printing machines from the house of a Yuva Morcha leader Sree Narayanapuram near Kodungallur. The police have arrested Erassery Rakesh, 31. The BJP said that Rakesh was a regional committee member of the Yuva Morcha. The district president of the party says that Rakesh and his brother have both been expelled.
Shamshul Huda,the man arrested in Nepal for his alleged link to the train sabotage case in India had contested unsuccessfully on a Madhesi Party ticket. He had contested the elections held in Nepal, but lost badly.
This resulted in huge financial losses which forced him to deal in fake Indian currency.
He also made it a point to state that one of the reasons behind this decision was to eradicate the menace of fake currency.
She goes by the name ‘Litchi’ and her crime was that she was part of a major fake currency racket in India. Litchi, 43, whose original name is Fatima, is a Bangaldeshi national, was actively involved in the circulation of fake currency in India and was arrested from Agra on Thursday.
Litchi, who is a resident of Sushil Nagar in Agra is married to one Sher Ali Khan. Her name came up during an investigation conducted by the National Investigation Agency, which took over the case that was busted in West Bengal.
Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence had invested a lot in terms of money and manpower to ensure that this racket spread deep into the Indian monetary system.
New Delhi, Dec 23: The arrest of Abdul Salam alias Podi Salam, a resident of Kerala in connection with the fake currency racket, is a shot in the arm for the National Investigation Agency. Salam a resident of Mallapuram in Kerala was deported from Saudi Arabia following which he was arrested by the NIA on Thursday.
Salam, who was part of the Dawood syndicate was wanted by the NIA in connection with 2014 case in which fake currency of Rs 9 lakh had been seized at the Nedumbassery airport in Kerala.
Two days after the decision to demonetise the Rs 500 and 1,000 notes were made, people made a beeline to the banks to exchange their old currency.