Coimbatore: Over Rs 33 lakh alleged
unaccounted money has been seized during intensified vehicle
checks in Coimbatore and Tirupur districts of the state in the
last 24 hours in the run up to the April 13 Assembly polls in
Tamil Nadu, police said.
Acting on the Elections Commission`s directive to seize
money, which could possibly be used to influence voters,police
seized Rs four lakh from two persons in a car on the
Sulur-Palladam Road late last on Saturday night.
Similarly Rs five lakh was recovered from a man riding a
motorcycle on Pollachi-Palladam road early today. Though he
claimed he was going to remit the money to a milk cooperative
society, he had no proper documents to prove it, police said.
In two minor seizures near Pollachi, Rs two lakh was
seized from a man and Rs 1.50 lakh from another person, they
A little over Rs 5.66 lakh was recovered from a copra
dealer`s car at Nallur checkpost in Tirupur District.
In the city, police seized Rs seven lakh from a man who
claimed the money was to purchase granite for construction of
his house, while Rs 11.40 lakh was seized from two persons at
Avanashipalayam, police added.
All of them have been asked to provide proof for
possessing the money, they said.