Udupi, March 17, 2019: The Regional Transport Officer (RTO) R M Varnekar and a broker were trapped red-handed while receiving bribe from a car owner during a raid conducted by the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) from Bengaluru here on Saturday, March 16.
Apparently, the car owner identified as Vignesh had applied for documents from the district transport office after his car was burnt down in a fire incident during air show in Bengaluru recently. However, the RTO Varnekar allegedly demanded money to issue the required documents.
The ACB have identified the accused as R.M. Vernekar, Deputy Commissioner of Transport, and Munna alias Munaaf, a broker. The ACB team raided the RTO chamber, when the amount demanded as bribe was being handed over. The ACB had also seized the amount of Rs. 6,500. A case had been registered.
Consequently, Vignesh filed a complaint with the ACB and as a result Varnekar was caught red handed in his act of receiving a bribe from the car owner on March 16, Saturday. Investigation is underway and more information is awaited.