The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials on Tuesday trapped the towing vehicle staff of Jayanagar traffic station allegedly while accepting a bribe of ₹800 from the owner of a scooter to release his vehicle.
The motorist, a resident of Malleswaram, had parked his scooter in a no parking zone on Saturday. The towing staff took away his vehicle for parking violations.
When the motorist went to get his vehicle, the towing staff, identified as Siddegowda, demanded ₹800 as bribe to release the vehicle without the actual fine amount of ₹1,150, officials said.
The scooter owner approached the ACB and filed a complaint based on which the ACB officials, on Tuesday, trapped Siddegowda red handed.
The officials are investigating further to ascertain possible involvement of station staff members in the bribe case.
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