Election Commission: Rs 570 cr seized in Tamil Nadu is ‘prima facie suspect cash’

Electoral officials in Tamil Nadu Saturday seized about Rs 570 crore from three containers during checking in Tirupur district, which the occupants of the vehicles claimed was for inter-bank money transfer.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: May 14, 2016 8:41 pm
bengal election, TMC, EC, EC surveillance, TMC, bengal politics, west bengal election, Anubrata Mondal, india news, poll news, nation news Electoral officials in Tamil Nadu Saturday seized about Rs 570 crore from three containers during checking in Tirupur district, which the occupants of the vehicles claimed was for inter-bank money transfer.

The Election Commission Saturday said Rs 570 crore, seized from three containers in Tamil Nadu two days ahead of assembly polls there, is “prima facie suspect cash” as no agency or organisation has come forward to claim it.

All agencies, including the Income Tax Department, have been asked to ensure a proper investigation, an Election Commission official said.

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“Prima facie it is suspect cash as no agency or organisation has come forward to claim it,” the official said, adding the poll panel is keeping a close watch on the development.

Electoral officials in Tamil Nadu Saturday seized about Rs 570 crore from three containers during checking in Tirupur district, which the occupants of the vehicles claimed was for inter-bank money transfer.

Officials said the personnel accompanying the containers told them that they were transferring Rs 570 crore from State Bank of India in Coimbatore to Vishakhapatnam branches but did not have all the necessary documents and efforts were on to ascertain the veracity of their claim.

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The flying squad of the election department, along with paramilitary forces, seized the cash early Saturday morning during a routine vehicle check on Perumanallur-Kunnathur bypass.

Polling for Tamil Nadu assembly election will take place on May 16.

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    Chander Pal
    May 14, 2016 at 2:54 pm
    It is between the two corrupt to the ears political Tamil outfits. So do not bring in who have no role to play. I know people have been poisoned against the north but the vacobalary is utterly one sided. You may not like RSS it's okay, but they can not be the answer to all you have not got like good governance or a little bit honest one.
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      Prateik
      May 14, 2016 at 1:48 pm
      After all the Supreme CORRUPT itself is I n the pockets of RSS terrorists. Why can any other organization be?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Remember the macre of 110 people of Kerala was one such attempt by BJP to sway the potion against regional parties. That was preplanned and executed very accurately. No accident.
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        Prateik
        May 14, 2016 at 1:50 pm
        You can believe the story as it is and ume that it is the TN political parties or one of the TN political parties.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Orlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;You can use your brain and think of alternative stories like:lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Which political party will allow so much money in single containers and that too keep them in one single district?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Which political party will want to distribute such huge cash with only 3 days left for the election?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Those are the most simple common sense that one can ask themselves.
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          Maniktripathy
          May 14, 2016 at 1:24 pm
          And like other cases, nobody is dis-qualified and crooks keeps on getting elected...EC is totally inept in dealing with the crooks/criminals...
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            Trun
            May 14, 2016 at 4:15 pm
            I read in another site , its claimed by SBI to be theirs .Is it for funding elections ??
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