Constable Anthony Sekhar of Uvari police station allegedly collected Rs 7,500 from Jayaraj, a former local level DMK secretary, and gave the ballot papers which were to be sent to the postal vote polling centre in the city, they said.
A case under the Representation of People Act had been registered and action would be taken against Jayaraj also, they said adding further investigation was on to ascertain why the ballot papers were handed over the party man.
Police did not specify how many postal ballot papers were seized.
Ahead of the April 18 Lok Sabha elections and bypolls to assembly constituencies, police personnel who would be on poll duty have been casting their votes through the postal ballot in the past few days.
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