Chennai, Dec 1: The Tamil Nadu police has arrested a BJP functionary with a bag full of new currency notes that amounted to Rs 20.55 lakh.
Reportedly, the State income tax department on Saturday raided houseof J V R Arun who is the Bhartiya Janata Party's youth wing secretary from Salem and recovered 926 notes of Rs 2000 in the cash.
The party has taken a very serious note of this incident and removed from his responsibilities.
Reports suggest that Arun was unable to explain the huge sum of money he had with him. He also failed to produce documents to substantiate the amount.
It may be recalled that Arun had recently praised Narendra Modi for the decision on demonetisation. For the progress of my country, I am ready to stand in queue, the leader had also posted on his Facebook.
The police say that Arun's car was intercepted at Kumarasamypatti on Saturday night when he was returning home from work.