Solan, June 29
A team of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau on Wednesday arrested a Motor Vehicle Inspector (MVI) and a middleman from Bagha hotel at Darlaghat in Solan district.
Rs 5,68,500 in cash collected from the vehicle owners was also seized.
The duo were partying at the hotel and counting the cash when the Bureau team arrested them.
Bureau's DIG G Shiva said a 10-member team led by the Vigilance SP was camping at Darlaghat since morning as MVI Sumer Dutta was on a fortnightly visit for issuing fitness certificates to the vehicles.
The DIG said complaints were being received about the MVI’s conduct.
The team observed his activities throughout the day.
The Bureau's special intelligence unit from Shimla and Solan planned the raid where he was nabbed and the cash seized.
The middleman used to collect cash on behalf of the MVI from the vehicle owners and hand it over to him, said the DIG.
Commercial vehicles like trucks and buses are supposed to seek an NOC annually from the MVI.
Two cars which belonged to the duo were also searched.
The duo has been arrested after registration of a case under Sections 7 and 7-A of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
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