When Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the scrapping of higher denomination currency notes, Bharatiya Janata Party's youth wing secretary from Salem, JVR Arun, was at the forefront, championing demonetisation.
In fact, he had put up a post on Facebook stating that he was willing to stand in a queue if that would help the progress of his country. The Tamil Nadu police on Saturday nabbed him with bundles of currency notes worth more than Rs 20 lakh. One can safely assume that he did not take that much cash out by standing in bank or ATM queues.
The Indian Express reported that 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," a police officer told the paper.
His party has sent him a showcause notice.