Unaccounted money, amounting to a little over Rs 33 lakh has been seized during intensified vehicle checks in Coimbatore and Tirupur districts 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 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 said.
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 to take them back, they said.