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Vigilance registers case against RT officers, agents

Staff Reporter

Unauthorised operations from RT office


  • Unaccounted cash seized in raid
  • Registration certificates, licence applications seized
  • Government gave nod to VACB to register cases

    KOLLAM: In a follow-up to the raid conducted by the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) at the Karunagapally Regional Transport Office on February 28 last, the VACB on Monday registered a case against three RT officers and two agents on charges of corruption. It is the first time that the VACB has registered a case against agents for unauthorised operations from the RT offices.

    The identity of those against whom cases were charged was given as Motor Vehicle Inspector V. Rajeevan, Assistant Motor Vehicle Inspectors Jyothi Kumar and M.G. Manoj, and agents Krishna Kumar and Pradeep.

    In the raid, unaccounted cash to the tune of Rs.40,920 was seized. In addition, 36 registration certificate books, 54 driving licences, 44 fitness certificate applications, 20 driving licence applications and 48 agreements on new registrations were seized from the agents.

    Following the raid, a report was sent to the VACB director, who forwarded it to the Government. The Government sent the report back to the VACB with the directive to register a case against the five.

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