Charity worker arrested with counterfeit currency worth Rs 5 lakh in TVM
Thiruvananthapuram: Police arrested a man with counterfeit currency worth Rs 5 lakh and the printing machines from here. The arrested identified as Ashiq Thonnakkal (35) was engaging in charitable works in Thonnakkal in Mangalapuram here.
A wide search is going on in the district under the leadership of Attingal DySP and Varkala police to nab more people involved in the counterfeit currency deal. They said that those who are part of the racket will be arrested shortly.
Two men were arrested at Varkala Papanasam beach while trying to exchange counterfeit currency the other day. The police received more clues about the others involved in the gang after these men were interrogated. Following this, they nabbed Ashiq Thonnakkal.
Ashiq was staying in a rented house at Pothencode with a woman and mother for the last two months. Varkala police seized counterfeit currency worth Rs 5 lakh and the printing machines from this house. Machines for taking colour print of the currency also were seized.