Visakhapatnam: Acting on a tip-off, the Rajam police seized Rs 5.07 crore from an RTC bus in Srikakulam district on Friday. The police seized three bags from the bus in which they found currency bundles of various denominations.
The police took one Palavalasa Vikrant, son of former zilla parishad chairman Palavalasa Rajashekhar, into custody. Vikrant is a close relative of Pathapatnam YSRC candidate Reddy Santhi and his father is overseeing YSRC affairs in Palakonda, Rajam.
Vikrant denied that the money belonged to him. Police suspected the role of Vikrant as he is known to travel in a car, and were surprised on seeing him in a bus. The bags bore the markings ‘Rajam’, ‘Palakonda’ and ‘Pathapatnam’.
Left with no clue, the police took the bus, heading to Palakonda from Visakhapatnam, to the police station along with the passengers. The driver and the conductor was interrogated along with Vikrant. The bus was later released....