Tamil Nadu: Rs 20 lakh seized from BJP youth leader who backed demonetisation

However, BJP state president Tamilisai Soundararajan said the party has removed Arun from the organisational responsibilities.

Written by Arun Janardhanan | Chennai | Updated: December 1, 2016 1:47 pm

“For the progress of my country, I am ready to stand in the queue,” read a Facebook post by J V R Arun, BJP’s youth wing secretary from Salem. Arun, 36, who had been actively campaigning for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his demonetisation drive, was arrested by Tamil Nadu Police with several bundles of currency notes worth Rs 20.55 lakh on Saturday.

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According to the police, there were 926 notes of Rs 2,000 denomination in the seized cash.  “We intercepted his car and found a bag with a total of 926 pieces of Rs 2000, 1530 of Rs 100 and 1000 of Rs 50. We gave him enough time to produce proper details and bank accounts, but he could not explain the source the money. We seized the money and deposited in the district treasury. The I-T Department is now probing the role of bank officials who sourced Rs 2000 currency notes,” said the officer.

BJP spokesperson said the party has served Arun a showcause notice. “If his reply is not satisfactory, he will be removed from the party post,” said the spokesperson. However, BJP state president Tamilisai Soundararajan said the party has removed Arun from the organisational responsibilities.

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    Jagdishk Kumar
    Jan 7, 2017 at 1:33 pm
    Demonetization is the best scheme for the economically uplifting the country. It will be better if this is continued by controlling the funds of all the political parties, scruitening the benami properties, to envestigate the corruption made by top most politicians/administrators/burrocrats and to check the black goods lying in the shops of all the shopkeepers and to discontinue all types of lt;br/gt; subsidy to the caplilist agriculturist and higher lt;br/gt;paid citizens.
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      rene
      Dec 1, 2016 at 2:41 pm
      Shame on BJP pretending to be saviors of black money and pretending to rid the nation of the same . What does Modi have to say on this fact which has come to public knowledge now
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        Jaggu
        Dec 1, 2016 at 2:42 am
        BJP, and RSS are biggest hypocrites in this country.
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          ramji
          Dec 1, 2016 at 2:49 pm
          AB TO HAR SHAKH PE OOLLOO (modi) BAITHA HAI ANJAME GULISTAN KYA HOGA.
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            ramji
            Dec 1, 2016 at 3:52 pm
            Another FIRST BY Modi Sarkar.. INTRODUCTION OF RS 2000 NOTE. JUST TO FACILITATE UNDER THE TABLE TRANSACTION
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              ramji
              Dec 1, 2016 at 2:51 pm
              BJP is many times more in ARROGANCW AND CORRUPTION. lt;br/gt;remember NATIONALISM IS THE LAST REFUGE OF SCOUNDRALS
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                Soundar
                Dec 1, 2016 at 3:01 am
                A low level leader of BJP is having this much illegal money and what about big leaders. The BJP leaders are supposed to example to others but here the fencing is eating the gr .
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                abhaykumar
                Dec 1, 2016 at 4:39 am
                Amma asked the bank to give this Chaman 2000rs note to frame hum ,no tricks will work all your black Money, specially anpad mamta, naukar kejriwalaND chor r g , all money waste
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