Rs 23 Lakh in Cash, Singapore Dollars Seized in 3 Districts
In the continuing surveillance over movement of illegal cash and other freebies, cops and flying squads made huge hauls in different districts, including Nagapattinam, Thanjavur, Coimbatore and Salem, across the State on Sunday also. Strangely, in the cash seized in Nagapattinam, some Singapore dollars were also found.
A team of officials monitoring poll violations secured unaccounted money including `6.5 lakh in Indian currency and 1,050 SGD (Singapore dollars) from a duo during vehicle check at Soorakkadu locality near Sirkazhi on Sunday.
Preliminary inquiry revealed the identity of the duo as Jahapar Sadhiq andMohammad Shahul Hameed both hailing from Karaikal town. The duo did not have appropriate documents for the cash which was seized. Sources said they were returning from Singapore to their home town in Karaikal.
Meanwhile, Coimbatore city police seized around `7.5 lakh in cash across the city on Sunday.
In two separate incidents, police seized `1.5 lakh from Diwakar (31), a resident of Veerapandipudur, at a checkpost on Thadagam Road, Saibaba Colony and another `1 lakh from Selvakumar (40) of Velandipalayam. In Kuniyamuthr, ` 1 lakh was seized from Omar (51), a resident of Thrissur in Kerala. Similarly, Prabhu (40), who claimed to be a real estate agent, was found in possession of `88,000 unaccounted cash at the Gandhipuram bus terminus
The flying squad also seized a total of 1,890 gold-plated coins, worth around `2.1 lakh from Sivanandhan (43) of Pongalur, during a vehicle check at Kamatchipuram in Singanallur.
Meanwhile in Salem, cash to the tune of `8.68 lakh was seized during checks at different places on Saturday night.
In Namakkal, flying squad seized silver ornaments weighing around 61 kg from a car on Sunday. During inquiries, the two inmates, Kishorkumar and Venkatesan, told officials that they were carrying silverware from Salem to Mannargudi. In Kumbakonam, flying squad seized `4.6 lakh worth imitation jewels carried without proper documents during the early hours of Sunday.