Visuals of the sting operation conducted : Photos: Screengrabs of Mathrubhumi News
Idukki: A wee-hour sting operation conducted by vigilance officials at the MVD border checkpost in Idukki’s Kumily has revealed bribery and malpractices. The vigilance officials took the action based on the rampant complaints. According to the complaints, the officials on duty at the checkpost have been demanding bribes from drivers of vehicles carrying pilgrims to Sabarimala.
As part of the operation, a vigilance official disguised as a driver of a vehicle carrying Sabrimala pilgrims reached the MVD checkpost. An assistant Motor Vehicle Inspector demanded the vigilance official to pay Rs 1,000 for allowing the vehicle that carried 10 pilgrims. The official handed over the money without any protest. Soon after this, a team headed by Vigilance DySP raided the checkpost.
In the examination, unaccounted money worth Rs 4,000 was seized from the checkpost. The money was seen hidden in multiple points of the office. Further, a medical examination revealed that the officials on duty at the checkpost were drunk. The vigilance submitted a report against the AMVI KG Manoj and Office Assistant Harikrishnan seeking departmental action.
Reports said vigilance has decided to intensify action against the officials for violating the rule book at checkposts across the state.