Two vehicle inspectors who had allegedly planned to run away with Rs 2.15 lakh bribe money, ran out of their luck when they were caught red-handed near National Highway-7 on the outskirts of the city.
Vehicle inspectors A V Raghuram, Surendra Kumar and the vehicle driver Reddappa are the arrested.
Following a tip-off that illegal money is being collected at the RTO in the town, the Lokayukta police raided the office. A similar raid was conducted in December, but no money was found then.
However, the police had kept a vigil on the office which yielded in the Tuesday’s raid. According to the police, every Monday and Thursday, lorries transporting sheeps, pigs and goats enter Karnataka from Andhra Pradesh and these inspector would demand bribe from the lorry drivers to allow them to enter the State.
On Monday night too, they allegedly received their bribe and were transporting it in their private vehicle on Tuesday. Their vehicle was stopped near the Satya Sai Baba Ashram and during the search, Rs 2.15 lakh cash was seized from their vehicle, said Deputy Superintendent of Police M Narayan.
Lokayukta Superintendent of Police M Krishnappa led the raid.