The sum was confiscated when a car was stopped and searched at Brooke Bond Road in the city, they said. The occupants of the car claimed the sum was the proceedings of the sales at a leading jewellery in the city but were unable to provide valid proof to back up their argument, the officials said.
In another incident along Brooke Bond Road, a sum of about Rs 1 lakh was seized from a person riding a two-wheeler after he failed to provide a valid reason for possessing the money, the officials said.
The total seized amount was taken to the Revenue Department and would be returned if their respective owners produced valid documents to claim them, the officials said.
The model code of conduct is in force in Tamil Nadu following the announcement of the Apr 13 assembly polls in the state.