Tuesday, January 5, 2016
The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has arrested the Assistant Divisional Engineer Rama Subba Rao who had been organizing call money racket.
The ACB team raided his house at Marutinagar here and seized promissory notes, blank cheques and stamp papers all worth over Rs.1.3 crore. The ACB DSP V.Gopalakrishna said that the accused has obtained the notes and other documents from debtors by offering loans to them. The case is being investigated. He said that they have unearthed 15 house sites, two posh houses at Marutinagar and Bharatinagar, four acres of agriculture lands and Rs.20 lakh worth bank balance. They also found 830 grams of gold jewellery and 500 grams of silver ornaments in the bank lockers of the accused. The DSP said that the raids will continue and an FIR has been registered.
The DSP further said that the accused and his wife had purchased house sites in prime locations at Penumaka, Mangalagiri, Gannavaram, Bandlagudem, Bharatinagar and Gunadala.
Malladi Vishnu will report to SIT
Meanwhile, Congress former MLA and Vijayawada City Congress president Malladi Vishnu, the A-9 in the Call Money racket who had been out of media reach since December 7 met the press today. He said that he will report to the Special Investigating Team on Wednesday and will extend full cooperation to it. He maintained that he had not absconded and had only gone on a pilgrimage to Shirdi and Tirumala. Legal counsels of Vishnu said that he had no direct connection with the bar where the spurious liquor was supplied and added that his close relatives including his brother, mother and wife are however owners of the bar.