The Income Tax (I-T) Department early on Wednesday claimed to have seized cash amounting to Rs 1.48 crore from the premises of an AMMK functionary in Andipatti in Theni district.
The IT officials began their search late on Tuesday that ended at 5.30 a.m. on Wednesday, an official said.
He claimed that the unaccounted cash amounted to Rs 1.48 crore. “This cash was neatly packed in 94 packets/envelops on which the ward number, number of voters and the amount of Rs 300 per voter was written. All these wards are within Andipatti Assembly segment which is going to bypoll tomorrow (Thursday),” the IT official said.
The premises belongs to a functionary of AMMK party. In fact, the AMMK party office is functioning in the ground floor, he added.