ACB Sleuths Raid Senior Bureaucrat’s House, Unearth 40 Crores Assets

The houses of a senior State Government officer working for Industries and Commerce department were raided by ACB sleuths on Monday yielding more than ₹ 40 crore of unaccounted money.
ACB Sleuths Raid Senior Bureaucrat's House, Unearth 40 Crores Assets
Bayyavarapu Sureshbabu

Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Monday raided the premises related to a senior State bureaucrat and unearthed unaccounted wealth and assets worth crores.

The ACB raided the residences of the additional director of  Industries and Commerce Department Bayyavarapu Sureshbabu (56). It was an early morning raid. The bureaucrat was recently transferred.

The simultaneous searches are being conducted at the house where Suresh Babu stays and four other places related to the accused officer in Hyderabad, Kurnool, Guntur and two places in Vijayawada.

The residences of the family members and close associates of Sureshbabu are also being raided by the ACB.

Till Monday afternoon nearly ₹ 40 crores worth property has been unearthed and the ACB sleuths say that it may cross over ₹ 100 crores as several lockers related to the accused officer and his benamis are yet to be opened.

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ACB Raids Houses Of Medical College Professor And Public Health Engr

ACB raids on the houses of a medical professor and a chief engineer who are partners in business in AP have yielded ₹100 crore worth of disproportionate properties.

Visakhapatnam: Simultaneous raids conducted by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) sleuths on Friday in Visakhapatnam and other places in the State identified a medical college professor and a chief engineer of State Public Health Department of the city as having amassed assets worth Rs 100 crore, in excess of their natural incomes.   See Also: Toddler Falls Into Borewell, Rescue Operations In Full Swing

The ACB held raids on the houses of Pamu Panduranga Rao, Chief Engineer in Public Health Department and N Babu Vijaya Kumar, Professor of Andhra Medical College and their relatives on Friday in the city and Vijayawada, Guntur, Hyderabad and at some places in West Godavari District and reportedly found Rs. 100 crore worth assets disproportionate to their known earnings. The ACB identified that they were business partners and were constructing a multi-super-specialty hospital in Arilova Health City.⁠⁠⁠⁠ See Also: Rajinikanth Entry Into Politics Confirmed

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ACB Raids On Gajuawaka Sub-Registrar, Is It Linked With Vizag Land Scam?

ACB, during its raids found massive illegal properties of Venkiah Naidu, Sub Registrar of Gajuwaka. Are these properties gifts from land grabbers involved in Vizag land scam?

Vizag: ACB has on Monday conducted raids on Gajuwaka sub-registrar Venkiah Naidu’s house and found huge collection of gold weighing in kilos, ₹ 2000 bundles and documents worth crore of rupees.

It is the same registrar who was suspended in 2013 for having excess amount of cash worth ₹ 80,000 and ACB sleuths are surprised to see crores of money in short span of time.

Now they are looking for clues about the link of Registrar in Vizag land scam which shook AP State recently.

BJP MLC Somraju demanded a CBI probe on Vizag land scam by saying Congress and TDP leaders are involved in the scam and became rich in a short span of time.

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ACB Raids Houses Of Tahasildar In Connection With Land Scam In Vizag

The ACB has cracked its whip against those involved in tampering with the field measurement books of Visakhapatnam rural mandals where several crore worth government land alleged to have gone into the hands of private persons.
M. Sankara Rao

Visakhapatnam: In an apparent crackdown on those involved in the alleged land records tampering scam unearthed recently, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has registered a disproportionate assets case against a tahasildar M. Sankara Rao and raided six houses either belonging to him or his relatives in the three north costal districts. The simultaneous search operations are underway at various houses Gajuwaka, Kotavuratla, Bobbili, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam.

ACB DSP K. Ramakrishna Prasad said, a case was registered against the revenue official M. Sankara Rao on the charges that he had assets disproportionate to his income.

The raids came close on the heels of allegations that big hands involved in the land scam in Madhurawada, Kommadi and Pendurthy areas. The role of the revenue officials was also suspected. The district collector Pravin Kumar identified that some of the revenue officials tampered with the records. It is widely reported that the Visakhapatnam tahasildar (Rural) M. Sankara Rao was involved in the acts of tampering with records.

Earlier in January, district collector suspended deputy tahsildar P Syam Prasad and village revenue officer (VRA) B Appa Rao for their alleged involvement or negligence in tampering with the records. He also recommended that the rural mandal tahsildar Sankara Rao be suspended in connection with the case.

The committee set up for investigation into the alleged land scam by tampering with the records, said to have identified that some of the lands were registered for others with the zirayiti survery numbers. In the field measurement books the names of persons were overwritten in different ink with regard to some of the lands in Kommadi.

However, Sankara Rao told the media that he himself reported the irregularities to the district collector and why he was booked in the case now remained quite incomprehensible to him. He absconded since the reports of land scam aired in the media.

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  1. June 24, 2017

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ACB Raids Former Bureaucrat, Cash And Gold Unearthed

The Anti-Corruption Bureau conducted raids at eight properties belonging to the former joint secretary of the general administration department and unearthed huge cash and gold.

Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh Anti-Corruption Bureau conducted raids at eight properties belonging to the former joint secretary of the general administration department KVR Sai Kumar and unearthed piles of cash and gold, silver and diamond jewellery worth lakhs of rupees on Monday.

The raids were conducted simultaneously in Hyderabad, Kadapa, Guntur, Rajahmundry, Kurnool and Bangalore.

The officials unearthed Rs 20 lakhs in cash, paid chit fund receipts worth Rs 20 lakhs, Rs. 15 lakhs in fixed deposits, one kg of gold, 10 kgs of silver and a locker in Hyderabad holding gold and diamond jewellery. However, the officials did not confirm whether the valuables are part of corrupt dealings.

They also discovered properties at various places in south India, including two flats in Bangalore, two flats and one shopping complex at Hyderabad and seven plots in Kadapa, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Meanwhile, the raid has not been completed.

Last month, ACB arrested another official Gangadharam, Engineer-in-Chief, R&B department, Andhra Pradesh after there were allegations that he was involved in a corruption scheme and owned disproportionate assets to his known sources of income.

The ACB officials not only seized stacks of cash and gold from his residence but also unearthed villas in affluent areas in Hyderabad on his name and his relatives names.

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ACB raids reveal RTA officer’s wealth

  • 14 homes and a room full of silver

Hyderabad: Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials conducted raids on a Road Transport Officer’s house and found a room full of silver items weighing around 60 kg, 1 kg of gold articles and Rs 20 lakh in cash. Besides, he is said to own at least 14 homes in different places in AP and Hyderabad.

14 homes and a room full of silver

ACB officials raided only one of his 14 houses on Monday. There could be many more in other places.

Purnachandra Rao, 55, had started his career as a Motor Vehicles Inspector in 1981. He has worked in RTA offices in Guntur, Ongole and Nellore. Presently he is working at RTA, Guntur.

Going by the assets recovered so far during his 34 years of service, he seemed to have been on a fast track to make money.

The official’s assets include seven apartments and two houses in Vinukonda, one house in Guntur, two flats in Hyderabad and Vijayawada each and a mill to process pulses in Vinukonda.

ACB officials raided the RTA officer’s home after a complaint was received alleging corruption. Rao who hails from Vinukonda in Guntur district claims the value of his assets is around 3 crores. However, ACB officials said that the market value of his assets cannot be less than Rs 25 crores.

The ACB has filed a case against him under the law for assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.

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