Tirupur Exporters Association has written to the District Collector complaining about the harassment faced from the election officials while transporting garment consignment from Tirupur to V.O.C. Port in Tuticorin.

Many officials seem to have no idea of the export procedures and were asking questions such as why the export invoices does not have figures in rupees, and detain the vehicles for long hours, the TEA noted in the letter.

Similar complaints have started coming in from people involved in other trades also.

The election officials claimed to have tightened the vigil over suspicious cash movements across the district. On Thursday, the Static Surveillance Team deployed by the district administration near Ammapalayam check post seized Rs. 1.31 lakh from a person who was going to purchase construction materials for the house he was building in Tirupur.

Though he showed the necessary documents to the officials pertaining to the withdrawal of the cash from his bank account, the officials seized the money.

“I withdrew the money on March 17, but the officials insisted on documents that showed withdrawal of money on the day,” the person told The Hindu.

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