Chennai, Oct 18 (IANS): A report on the cash seizure at Nanguneri assembly constituency from a house where DMK legislator K.S. Saravanakumar was staying has been sent to the Chief Electoral Officer, said a top official in Tirunelveli.
"A first information report has been lodged and a report has been sent to the Election Commission," Shilpa Prabhakar Satish, Tirunelveli District Collector told IANS over phone.
The Nanguneri assembly constituency is set for by-poll on Oct 21.
On Thursday, some people living in a village near Nanguneri surrounded the house where Saravanakumar, representing the Periakulam assembly seat, and other DMK party members were staying and seized cash totaling about Rs 2.78 crore.
The Income Tax department has started an inquiry.
Saravanakumar alleged that the villagers had attacked him and stole his money, jewellery and his mobile phone.