The Malayalam actress Surya Sashikumar who is known for playing in soap operas along with her sister and mother was accused of illegally printing and circulating forgery currency notes of denominations of INR 500 and 200.
The accused have been printing fake currency notes using computer, colored printer and executive bond paper at their residence itself at Manayilkulangara in Kollam. The police have found an amount of INR 57 lakhs and seized all of it including the printer, and other material which was involved in the scam.
The scam included the actress Surya Sasikumar who is 36 has been acting in Malayalam serials from quite a long time, her sister Sruthy who is 29 and mother Ramadevi who is 56. The Kattappana conducted an investigation at the residence of the actress at Kollam based on the information which was given by Krishnakumar who is 46 of Ambiyil house, Karunagappally, Liyo Sam who is 44, of Vellukunnel house, Murickassery and Raveendran who is 58, of Kunnel house Puttady, who were arrested on Sunday at Anakkara for circulating fake currency.
“Krishnakumar and Raveendran have already been arrested and are under the police custody in a similar case and currency worth Rs 38 lakh was seized from them. They were charged under UAPA and put behind the bars after which they were released on November 2017. They give 35 lakh fake currencies in exchange for Rs 1 lakh,” Rajkumar said.
The police said the accused party has been in the business of printing and circulating notes for the past six months.