Rs 1.4 crore seized from Andipatti, AMMK members say it's not their money

At the end of the raid that started late last night and ended this morning, officials seized Rs 1.48 crore from the premises of an AMMK functionary in Andipatti in Theni district. AMMK MP candidate for Theni, Thanga Tamilselvan said, "The money was not confiscated from an office run by AMMK. It was present in the premises of an AIADMK member. How can we stack cash in a place owned by the ruling party?."

Similarly, AMMK's Andipatti MLA candidate Jayakumar refuted such claims, saying the cash was seized from a party office belonging to the ruling AIADMK. "It was us who gave the I-T department the tip-off about the cash in the first place," he added. The Collector has sent a report on the operation to the Election Commission in New Delhi.