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Four persons were arrested on charges of distributing money to voters in Thanjavur assembly constituency, which is going to polls on Saturday, and seized a total of Rs 6.46 lakh from them today, police said. On a tip off that some persons were distributing money to voters, police rushed to Keezha Vasal area coming under the Thanjavur assembly constituency.
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On seeing the police, they tried to flee the area after dropping the currency notes worth Rs 1.80 lakh on the road. However, two persons belonging to DMK were arrested and the money was seized. Police also seized Rs 1.26 lakh in their possession.
Two AIADMK workers were also arrested from Nanjikottai area for distributing money to voters and seized Rs 3.40 lakh from them. Police said a total of Rs 6.46 lakh was seized and arrested four persons in the two separate incidents.
Polls to Thanjavur assembly constituency, along with Aravakkurichi, were cancelled at the time of the May 16 elections by the Election Commission following allegations of distribution of money and gifts among the voters by political parties. The polls would be held on November 19.