He further said that the residence of Gurappa Naidu was searched by the Income Tax Department on Tuesday after information was received on a toll-free-number that cash was kept at his residence.
According to the Income Tax Department, Rs 45.4 lakh cash was seized.
"An information had been received on toll-free-number that cash was kept at the residence of Gurappa Naidu which was to be used in the General Elections," the statement said.
"It was only at the time of recording his statement late in the night that he (Gurappa Naidu) revealed that he was giving services to Galla Jayadaev, MP, TDP also in his capacity as a cost accountant," the statement added.
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday staged a protest in front of the Chief Electoral Officer Gopal Krishna Dwivedi's office here to protest the "illegal and unethical" I-T raids on his party leaders.
Election to the 175-member Andhra Pradesh Assembly is scheduled to be held on April 11 simultaneously with the Lok Sabha polls on April 11. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.
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