In recent news, the Malayalam TV actress, identified as Surya Sashikumar has been put behind bars along with sister and mother for allegedly printing fake currency notes at Kattapana in Idukki district of Kerala. The local police confirmed the news that actress Surya (36), sister Shruti (29) and their mother Ramadevi (56) three of them were arrested for running a fake currency scam.
Police discovered the suspicious activity on the second floor of their house and have seized Rs. 57 lakh worth of fake currency notes. According to the police, counterfeit notes of Rs. 500 denomination were being printed secretly in the house over the past 8 months.
The police inspected the house around 3 am on Tuesday. In the process, they have seized four items such as computer, printer, ink and a fake RBI seal that were used for the counterfeiting. The police added that Surya’s mother was the main accused behind the racket and having funded the scam and getting half of the profits as her share.
“They have been taken to Kattapana in Idukki district. The mother of the actress was the main ‘kingpin’ in the case,” Idukki Police chief KB Venugopal said.
“She had allowed the upper portion of her premises at Kollam to be used for the illegal activity. She had also financed the cost for printing by spending about 4.36 lakh,” the official said”Over half a dozen more accused will soon be nabbed,” he said