Tamil Nadu youth caught with counterfeit currency making machine in Malappuram
Kondotty: A Tamil Nadu native, who was distributing counterfeit currency in various areas of Malappuram district, was caught by police near Kondotty town. Gudalur native Satheesh (24) was arrested by the district anti narcotic squad led by CI KM Biju.
In 2011, Satheesh had murdered his father with the help of his mother when he was residing in Gudalur. Satheesh was working in different hotels in Kerala after being released from jail in connection with the case. Satheesh said he learned to make counterfeit currency from YouTube.
He bought a computer required for manufacturing the counterfeit currency and set it up in a house behind the hotel in which he formerly worked. The absence of hotel employees during the lockdown period worked in Satheesh’s favour. He used to visit the house by 12 am and would leave with the counterfeit currency the next morning.
Satheesh manufactured counterfeit currency in the denominations of Rs 200 and Rs 500. He thought it would be easier to spend notes of smaller denominations. Police seized a computer, stickers and papers used for manufacturing counterfeit currency from the house. Satheesh primarily spent the money in petrol pumps, bars and grocery stores in the district.
Around 20 notes in the denomination of Rs 200 were seized from Satheesh near Kondotty town. The accused was remanded after being presented before the court.
Satheesh was arrested by a police team led by CI KM Biju based on the instruction by Malappuram DYSP Haridas. Malappuram district police chief U Abdul Karim had received secret information on the activities of the accused before the arrest was made.