The officials of Income Tax Department on Wednesday raided the farmhouse of TRS candidate Patnam Narendar Reddy kin Jagannadh Reddy in Kodangal and seized Rs 51 lakh. It is learned that the cash was meant to distribute the voters during the election campaign. The IT officials along with the cash also seized a few receipts. According to Telangana chief electoral officer (CEO) Rajat Kumar, if there is credible information, searches will be conducted on any candidate irrespective of the party, including Gajwel TRS candidate and CM K Chandrasekhar Rao’s farmhouse. “Out of Rs 104.4 crore seized, around 88 crore is in cash, Rs 8.8 crore is by way of liquor and Rs 7.5 crore is in gold, silver and ganja.
So far, we have not been able to trace the origin of the money and link it to politicians in most cases. However, EC has instructed the agencies to focus on the money trail and trace the origin.
Telangana will vote on December and the Telangana Assembly Poll Results will be declared on December 11.