TRICHY: A day after two AIADMK functionaries were arrested on charges of bribing voters in Tamil Nadu’s Pudukottai district, election officials on Sunday searched two places, including the house of an aide of Tamil Nadu minister C Vijayabaskar, and recovered Rs 4 lakh in cash.
Officials searched the house of Murugesan, a government contractor and close aide of Vijayabaskar at Ezhil Nagar in the morning based on a tip-off.
After a six-hour-long search, unaccounted cash worth Rs 2.57 lakh was recovered from his house. Similarly, Rs 1.44 lakh was recovered from another AIADMK member at Kodumbalur in Viralimalai. Election officials conducted searches at three places in Viralimalai. So far, 10 cases have been booked across Pudukottai district and two people arrested for bribing voters.