Tamil Nadu Assembly polls 2016: Electoral authorities seize Rs 3.39 cr, 245 grams gold

Election authorities today seized Rs 3.39 crore and 245 grams of gold at Krishnagiri in poll-bound Tamil Nadu.

PTI| Updated: Apr 25, 2016, 13:09 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Assembly polls 2016: Electoral authorities seize Rs 3.39 cr, 245 grams gold

Chennai: Election authorities today seized Rs 3.39 crore and 245 grams of gold at Krishnagiri in poll-bound Tamil Nadu.

Chief Electoral Officer, Tamil Nadu, Rajesh Lakhoni told reporters here that authorities in Krishnagiri district inspected the premises of a private school, which falls under Uthangarai constituency.

"While Rs 3 crore 39 lakh cash was found, a total of 245 gms of gold coins were also found and seized. The Income Tax Assistant Commissioner, who is the nodal officer, has been directed?to the spot for further investigation," he said.

Yesterday, electoral authorities and Income Tax officials had seized an undiscolsed amount from a person here, reported to be around Rs four crore.

Lakhoni had confirmed the seizure, but said the value of the seizure could be stated only after the cash was counted.

He had also said that about Rs 11.33 crore had been recovered after searches at some places in Karur, Coimbatore and Chennai on April 23.

Ahead of the May 16 polls, a strict vigil is being maintained by the Election Commission against transportation of unaccounted money, gold and illegal money transactions.