Cash seized from politician Sarathkumar's car, police file case for violating election rules
A case was registered against actor-turned-politician R Sarathkumar in connection with the seizure of Rs 9 lakh from his car in violation of election rules
Tuticorin: A case was registered on Tuesday against actor-turned-politician R Sarathkumar in connection with the seizure of Rs 9 lakh from his car last week in violation of election rules. He is contesting the 16 May Tamil Nadu assembly polls in an alliance with AIADMK.
The case was registered at Arumuganeri police station, Special Tahsildar P Vallikannu said.
The seizure was made on 7 May by an Election Flying Squad, during a vehicle check at Nallur Vilakku in the district. The amount was later deposited in the treasury.
Sarathkumar, chief of All India Samathuva Makkal Katchi (AISMK), is the lone candidate of the party and is contesting from Tiruchendur constituency.
The case was registered against Sarathkumar under IPC section 171H (illegal payments in connection with an election) as he could not produce documents for carrying the cash, Vallikannu said.
The perception of differences gained momentum recently after OPS and EPS issued separate statements on public issues, but joint statements on party matters
Post-poll, apart from sitting in opposition after a decade of rule, the AIADMK is beset with the issue of alleged leaked audiotapes purportedly of Sasikala, where she has hinting at her return to politics