In what a could be a huge embarrassment for BJP, a youth leader of the party’s Tamil Nadu unit has been arrested with Rs 20.5 lakhs in new currency notes.
BJP youth wing secretary from Salem, J V R Arun, who had actively been campaigning for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation drive was arrested by Tamil Nadu police on Saturday during a routine vehicle check.
Police have recovered 926 pieces of Rs 2,000 currency, 1530 of Rs 100 and 1000 pieces of Rs 50 currency were found from him. He has not been able to show the source of the money in his possession, despite being granted time to furnish his bank details.
Ironically, Arun who was a supporter of the demonetisation drive had just a couple of days ago posted on his Facebook page that “For the progress of my country, I am ready to stand in the queue.”
Police said they are probing the incident, including the involvement of bank officials. The party state unit which was left red-faced has now issued a show-cause notice to him and removed Arun from all official posts.
Source : India Times