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Election Commission Flying squad seize 1425 kg gold worth Rs 1000 crores in TN

- April 14, 2024

Chennai ,April 14(BPNS)

The Flying Squad of the Election Commission has seized 1425 kg of gold worth around Rs 1000 crores from a Lorry. The seizure took place on Saturday late evening at the Vandalur-Mijinur Outer Ring Road near Kundrathur.

The flying squad officials hit upon the huge seizure after they intercepted a lorry and a car at the Outer Ring Road.

While inspecting the lorry, gold was found in boxes and the men in the Car that were following the lorry informed officials that they had all the papers and that the gold was being transported to a firm in Sriperumbudur.

However,Election commission officials found that the documents were not proper and took into custody both the lorry and the car. The lorry and car were taken to Sriperumbudur revenue office and Kancheepuram district revenue authorities and Income Tax officials are measuring the exact value of the seized gold.

A senior official of the Election Commission told BPNS that those in custody are being questioned to ascertain the origin of the gold and also the details of the recipient.

With Lok Sabha elections on April 19 in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, the Election Commission of India has stepped up the searches and has intensified vehicle checking in all districts of the state to prevent the transfer of money and materials.