Sarathkumar refused to comment.

EC seizes actor Sarathkumars vehicle in Thoothukudi finds Rs 9 lakh in it
news TN 2016 Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 16:23

The flying squad of the election commission has seized Rs. 9 lakh from All India Samathuva Makkal Katchi leader Sarathkumar’s car on Saturday morning at 4am in Thoothukudi.

Officials in Thoothukudi confirmed the seizure. A source from the election cell told The News Minute, “The flying squad seized his car at Nallur Vilakku near Tiruchendur. The money has been deposited in the treasury. A complaint can only be filed after presenting it in the court on Monday as it is a non-cognizable offence,” he said.

Sarathkumar claimed to be busy with his campaigning when asked about the seizure and refused to comment. The Tamil Nadu Chief Election Officer Rajesh Lakhoni confirmed that Sarathkumar was in the car when the seizure was done.

Actor Sarathkumar is contesting elections from Tiruchendur constituency in Thoothukudi. He is contesting on behalf of the AIADMK.

The Election commission has seized around Rs 80 crore after the model code of conduct came into effect on March 4, 2016.

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