The three trucks containing Rs 570 crore cash, seized by election department officials near Tirupur on May 14 was today moved to SBI’s main branch in Coimbatore, following a request by the Income Tax department.
Rs 570 crore seizure: Counting process on amid tight security – According to reports, the counting process was on and it would be completed soon. Meanwhile, a PIL has been filed in the Madras High Court seeking a proper inquiry to ascertain the owner of the Rs. 570 crore cash found in three seized trucks in Tirupur district by election officials recently.
Social activist “Traffic” Ramaswamy in his petition sought a direction to officials, including the Chief Election Commissioner, Tamil Nadu Chief Electoral Officer, Reserve Bank of India and the central government, to consider and pass orders on his May 15 representation seeking a proper inquiry into the seizure.
On Sunday, while the Income Tax Department sought to transfer the money to Coimbatore, DMK president M. Karunanidhi urged the government to come out with a proper reply on the transfer of cash through containers at night.
Chief Electoral Officer Rajesh Lakhoni said,