ACB unearth assets worth Rs 100 cr of Andhra official

South India

VIJAYAWADA : Andhra Pradesh Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Monday unearthed assets worth over Rs 100 crore held by a senior government official, its officials said. Town Planning Department Director Golla Venkata Raghu allegedly amassed wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income, they said.

As many as 15 ACB teams conducted raids at various places in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Maharashtra, and searches were continuing at properties belonging to the office in Mangalagiri, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Chittoor and Hyderabad.

Raghu served in various positions in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation and Greater Vizag Municipal Corporation.

ACB sources said the total value of assets would be known after opening the bank lockers of Raghu and his family members.

The anti-graft agency recovered Rs 10 lakh cash from Raghu's house in Mangalagiri in Guntur district. Houses and prime residential plots were identified in the name of the official and his family members in Vijayawada and Guntur.

The officials also found properties in Visakhapatnam, Chittoor, Hyderabad and at Maharashtra's pilgrim town of Shirdi.


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