Anti-corruption bureau asked to file case against KSRTC staff

The inquiry revealed 1,180 notes of Rs 500 denomination and 682 notes of Rs 1,000 denomination were additionally deposited in bank by the Muvattupuzha depot during the period.

The Muvattupuzha Vigilance Court on Friday directed the Vigilance and Anti-corruption Bureau (VACB) to register case against officers of the KSRTC for converting demonetised currency notes through the latter’s bank account.

The order to file case against Manjula Iype, cash superintendent at the KSRTC-Muvattupuzha depot, and junior assistants Sulfith and P A Suhara was issued based on a report by the VACB.

VACB had conducted a preliminary inquiry following a complaint by Veloor-native Jayaraman, who said KSRTC was allowed to accept Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes from customers from November 8 to 24, 2016, after the Centre banned them.

The inquiry revealed 1,180 notes of Rs 500 denomination and 682 notes of Rs 1,000 denomination were additionally deposited in bank by the Muvattupuzha depot during the period.