Unaccounted cash totalling Rs 1.02 crore was seized from a car during a vehicle-check near here Monday, election officials said. Though the occupants in the vehicle claimed the money was meant to be deposited in an ATM, the election flying squad seized the money, the officials said.
Besides, Rs 17 lakh in cash was seized from a vehicle in Udhagamandalam, which was reportedly following the convoy of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami, now on an election campaign in Nilgiris Parliamentary constituency, they said.
Preliminary investigations revealed the cash belonged to a private company in the area, they said adding further investigations into both the seizures were on.
On April 4, Election Commission flying squad officials seized Rs 3.47 crores from a government bus in Harur in Dharmapuri district in Tamil Nadu.
The recovery came just days before the first phase of Lok Sabha elections which will be held on April 11.
The flying squad was checking the bus which was heading to Dharmapuri from Tiruvannamalai district.
During the search, the squad found money hidden in seven bags. The money was in the denominations of Rs 2000, Rs 500 and Rs 200. The money was handed over to the district election officer.
No one came forward to claim the bags.
On April 1, a massive stash of cash has been recovered from I-T raids at a cement factory in Vellore during raids.
The unbelievably large cash recovery was stashed in numerous gunny sacks and cardboard boxes and sealed in marked envelopes. The visuals of the same were accessed by Republic TV.
(With ANI inputs)