Udupi: Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) sleuths seized Rs 70.18 cash and other asset-related documents during raids conducted at the residence of Udupi regional transfer officer (RTO) R M Varnekar, who happens to be out on bail in connection with a bribery case.
The officials have claimed that they have found property documents of multiple flats and plots in the raid along with two bank locker keys and a ornaments.
Vernekar had been caught red-handed while accepting bribe from a Vignesh inorder to issue documents relating to his car insurance. The complainant, Vignesh’s car had been burnt during the fire incident at Aer-India air show held in Bengaluru recently and had approached the RTO to procure the documents related to the car insurance. Vignesh filed a complaint with the ACB as Varnekar allegedly demanded a bribe to issue the required documents.
According ACB sleuths laid a trap and arrested Varnekar along with another Udupi RTA employee identified as Mustafa on March 16. The duo, who had been remanded to judicial custody secured bail on March 18.
Further investigations are on.