Palakkad:The Vigilance on Thursday raided the Velanthavalam sales tax check post and seized Rs 3 lakh taken as bribe by the officials at the check post.
This is the highest amount that has been seized in a Vigilance raid in Government offices
After Valayar, Velanthavalam check post is the most important sales tax check post in Palakkad district. The cash taken as bribe from goods lorry drivers was found stacked between old files and papers. The cash was separated into denominations of 100 and 500 and was covered with paper.
The Vigilance, which realised that rampant corruption would occur at the check post due to the onset of Onam, raided the check post on Thursday morning after observing the place for several days.
There are chances that cases will be taken against all the officials who were on duty at the check post at the tie of the incident