IDUKKI: A Malayalam serial actress was nabbed along with her mother and sister for allegedly printing and circulating counterfeit currency notes of denominations of rupees 500 and 200.
The accused were printing fake currency notes using computer, color printer and executive bond paper at their residence at Manayilkulangara in Kollam. The police have seized the fake notes worth Rs 57 lakh from them including the printer, paper and other material used for printing the fake notes.
The arrested have been identified as Surya Sasikumar, 36, who has acted in several Malayalam serials, her sister Sruthy, 29, and mother Ramadevi, 56. The Kattappana police under the leadership of DySP N C Rajmohan conducted a search at the residence of the actress at Kollam based on the information given by Krishnakumar, 46, of Ambiyil house, Karunagappally, Liyo Sam, 44, of Vellukunnel house, Murickassery and Raveendran, 58, of Kunnel house Puttady, who were arrested by the police on Sunday at Anakkara for circulating fake notes.
“Krishnakumar and Raveendran have already been arrested by the police in a similar case and currency worth Rs 38 lakh was seized from them. They were charged under UAPA and put in prison and were released on November 2017. They give 35 lakh fake currencies in exchange for Rs 1 lakh,” Rajkumar said.
The police said the team has been printing and circulating notes for the past six months.