Tamil Nadu polls: More than Rs 11 crore seized in two weeks

Over 6.57 lakh ml of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL), scores of items like gas stoves, stainless steel pots, rice bags and cricket bats had also been seized by officials.

By: PTI | Chennai | Published: March 22, 2016 4:55 pm
Photo for representational purpose. Photo for representational purpose.

Election authorities have seized over Rs 11 crore cash in the poll-bound Tamil Nadu where the Model Code of Conduct had come into effect on March 4.

The Static Surveillance Teams and Flying Squads have seized Rs 11.60 crore up till March 20, the Election Commission of India said.

The cash, being carried sans proper supporting documents, had been deposited with the government treasury and a probe was on, a release quoting state Chief Electoral Officer Rajesh Lakhoni said.

Over 6.57 lakh ml of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL), scores of items like gas stoves, stainless steel pots, rice bags and cricket bats had also been seized by officials.

Complaints had been registered in connection with transporting cigarette cartons, dhotis and sarees and aluminium bars, all of which were being carried without permission in different parts of the state, it said.

Elections to 234 assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu are scheduled on May 16.