The Directorate Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) officers who registered a case against motor vehicle inspector C Deepa and two others after seizure of Rs 65,900 from RTO check post in Nazeratpet, found that the government officer was ‘employing’ at least six people, to help her in collect bribes from motorists, according to a DVAC First Information Report.
The officers had seized the money from the RTO check post on Chennai – Bengaluru highway on October 1. During the raids, they recovered Rs 50,900 from the drawer of motor vehicle inspector Deepa’s table and Rs15,000 was recovered from a bureau in the front area near the computer.
When questioned, Ravichandran told the investigators that he received Rs 300 as daily wage from the motor vehicle inspector and that he had been ‘working’ at the check post since 2011.
Another man identified as Prasanth who was put in place as Deepa’s driver received Rs 500 daily. The man also claimed to be her relative.
Another person, identified as Muthu, who was ‘employed’ on a daily wage of Rs 700 said that his job was to collect bribe from motorists for stamping permits.
Three others identified as Vinothkumar, Manoj Kumar, Naveen were also found ‘working’ for the official. They were mainly entrusted to streamline the vehicle queue and to ‘guide’ motorists about the procedures while collecting bribe from them. They were paid from Rs 300 to Rs 400 daily by the motor vehicle inspector, the DVAC document stated.