Police took into custody Ramakrishnaiah father of Chandragiri constituency TDP in-charge Peram Haribabu and four others while illegally transporting currency of Rs 7 crore.
The vehicles were on their way to Madanapalle via Kadiri. On Thursday, Income Tax officials raided the residence of Peram Haribabu.
Haribabu claimed that the cash does not belong to him only vehicles carrying cash belong to him. Anantapur district SP Manish Kumar said that they could not trace source of money. Only Income Tax department can say whether it is black money or white, he added.