In a huge haul, officials in Tamil Nadu have seized about Rs 570 crore from three containers at Tirupar. According to the occupants of the vehicles, the money is being transferred from Stat Bank of Coimbatore to its Visakhapatnam branch. But there are no transferring details or documents in support of their claim. The occupants, who said they were police from Andhra Pradesh but not khaki-clad, could not provide satisfactory details, according to EC officials. Tamil Nadu goes to polls in another two days.
The flying squad of the election department, along with paramilitary forces, seized the cash early in the morning during a routine vehicle check on Perumanallur-Kunnathur Bypas, police said.
The containers escorted by three cars, did not halt, but officials chased them and stopped them near Chengapalli.