DVAC conducts raids across TN, huge money seized

Chennai: Officials from the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) carried out raids at 38 government offices across Tamilnadu, including six premises in Chennai on Thursday and seized around Rs 27 lakh in unaccounted cash.

DVAC conducted surprise checks at the Regional Transport Offices in Ariyalur and Manapparai on Thursday.

Acting on complaints of bribery for registering vehicles, issuing licences and other services, a DVAC team led by a Deputy Superintendent of Police in Tiruchi began the search at the office of the Inspector of Motor Vehicles in Manaparai on Thursday evening.

In Chennai, the DVAC held surprise raids at sub-registrar offices in Mylapore, Anna Nagar, Villivakkam, Ambattur and Thiruvanmiyur, besides the RTO office in Tambaram.

The raids are believed to be based on inputs that the officials in those offices are demanding bribes from those approaching them.

 

NT Bureau