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    General elections 2019: President cancels Vellore Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu on April 18

    General elections 2019: President cancels Vellore Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu on April 18

    General elections 2019: President cancels Vellore Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu on April 18
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    By CNBC-TV18  IST (Updated)

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    The President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday cancelled the Lok Sabha election in Vellore constituency of Tamil Nadu, over excessive use of money power.

    The President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday cancelled the Lok Sabha election in Vellore constituency of Tamil Nadu, over excessive use of money power.
    Vellore was to vote in the second phase on April 18.
    The decision came after a large sum of cash was allegedly seized from the DMK candidate's office a few days ago.
    The district police had filed an FIR against DMK nominee DM Kathir Anand under the Representation of People Act for giving "wrong information" in his poll affidavit filed along with his nomination papers.
    Police said FIR had been filed against two others, identified as Srinivasan and Damodaran, on "bribery" charges under the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
    Anand is the son of senior party leader Durai Murugan.
    Income Tax sleuths had on March 30 conducted searches at the premises owned by Durai Murugan in this district over suspected use of unaccounted money for electioneering and seized Rs 10.50 lakh of alleged "excess" cash.
    Two days later, the I-T officials said they had seized Rs 11.53 crore from a cement godown belonging to a DMK leader's associate in the same district.
    (With inputs from PTI)
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