Tuesday, December 12, 2017
The ACB officials today conducted raids on the properties of the Regional Joint Commissioner (RJC), Endowments department Seelam Surya Chandra Shekara Azad and unearthed disproportionate assets worth over Rs.50 crore.
Nearly 20 teams conducted simultaneous searches in Vijayawada, Nuzvid, Eluru, Rajamahendravram, Anantapur and Hyderabad today. The officials identified two houses at Gunadala and Gollapudi in Vijayawada one at Gaddiannnaram in Hyderabad. One house site and agriculture land were found at Kankipadu mandal in Krishna district and flat that was registered in the name of the accused wife Siva Kumari at Dilsukhnagar in Hyderabad. The accused was allegedly running a solar power plant on 32 acres at Ubicherla in Anantapur district with Rs.18 crore investment. Interestingly, the land was registered in the name of three domestic helps A.Satyavathi, A.Rangamma and A.Lakshmana Rao said ACB Director General R.P.Thakur.
The ACB officials found gold and silver ornaments worth Rs.12 lakh and household articles valued around Rs.22 lakh. The Director General of ACB said that the accused official joined the services in 2000 and worked as Executive Officer in Bhadrachalam, Srikalahasti, Vemulawada, Sri Durga Malleswara Swamy Devasthanams, Penuganchiprolu Lakshmi Tirupatamma and Srisailam temples. The lockers of the accused in the banks are yet to be opened, he said. Six departmental enquiries are pending against the official on charges of misappropriation of funds and misuse of official machinery.