The bags had 699 silver lamps weighing 41kg, which is worth about Rs 15 lakh.
BENGALURU: A KSRTC driver and a conductor have been suspended for illegally transporting four bags of silver lamps worth about Rs 15 lakh in an Airavat Club Class bus on the Bengaluru-Vijayawada route.The line-checking team of KSRTC’s Bengaluru central division team inspected the vehicle (KA 57 F2844) at 9pm near Hoskote toll gate on Thursday.
We have confiscated the consignment as nobody came forward to claim ownership,” said R Ranganathappa, commercial tax officer.
The department has instructed the driver and conductor to identify the owner of the goods.
Officials said driver Krishnamurthy and driver-cum-conductor N Narayanappa have been suspended with immediate effect.Officials from the commercial tax department visited the division office around 2am Friday and verified the silver lamps.KSRTC managing director Shivayogi C Kalsad ordered more inspections to prevent such malpractices.
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