Rs.8.7 mn cash, jewellery seized from government official

August 9th, 2008 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS  

Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS) Cash and jewellery worth Rs.8.7 million have been seized from a senior official of the Tamil Nadu electricity board after a team of the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption raided his house and bank lockers in Erode district, officials said Friday. The anti-corruption team raided the residence of K.G. Natesan, currently posted as chief engineer (civil constructions) at Erode, late Thursday.

The 55-year-old official was not arrested since he had obtained advance bail from the Madras High Court.

The cash and valuables were deposited in a court in Erode Friday, the officials said.

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