Congress leader caught in foreign currency scam of Rs 4,515 crore K P Punnoose, president of Niranam panchayat near here, was arrested on Sunday for running a foreign currency racket. The development comes following the seizure of foreign currency worth Rs 4,515 crore from his â€˜agentâ€™ Vimal Raj from Chennai on Saturday. The Congress (I) leader and the elder brother of K P Yohannan of Believers Church, was arrested on charges of cheating and operating unauthorised foreign funds, and Vimal for stealing foreign currency from Punnoose, 68. It was alleged that Vimal had stolen Yugoslavian Dinar (Yum) to the tune of Rs 4,515 crore from Punnoose. But it was revealed that Punnoose had entrusted Vimal to raise foreign funds in the name of the Olivu Mala Trust run by Punnoose.