Sleuths of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Andhra Pradesh on Thursday seized a sum of Rs 9.65 lakh from a car during a surprise check on the premises of the Directorate of Government Examinations in Hyderabad.
The amount was purported to be bribe amount that the Director (in-charge) of Government Examinations allegedly collected from managements of some DEd Colleges, a release from ACB said.
"The Director (in-charge) M R Praveen Kumar was collecting Rs 1,000 per candidate to verify and process the list of candidates and certificates pertaining to 20 per cent management quota and leftover seats of convener quota.
"The bribe amount was being collected by owner of a D Ed College, Rafi, on behalf of Praveen Kumar and kept in Rafi's car," the release said.
The search on the premises was continuing, it added.
Directorate of Government Examinations is an independent department functioning under Ministry of Secondary Education, Andhra Government.
The department is responsible for conducting a host of public examinations.