Anti-corruption bureau officers in Telangana have seized money value over Rs 1.1 crore from the residence of an area income officer within the state’s Medchal-Malkajgiri district.
Mandal official Erva Balaraju Nagaraju, in-charge of the district’s Keesara area, was reportedly caught accepting a bribe at his rented residence within the city’s AS Rao Nagar.
Three others, together with a village officer and two actual property brokers, have been additionally arrested. Further searches of his residence and the workplace of a tehsildar are ongoing.
In surprising visuals, a handful of ACB (anti-corruption bureau) officers, a few of whom are carrying face masks due to guidelines in place throughout the Covid pandemic, are seen seated round a desk sorting via a number of bundles of financial institution notes with the assistance of foreign money counters.
Each bundle seems to include tons of of Rs 100 or Rs 500 notes.
There are at the least 5 bundles seen in one of many images, with a blue duffel bag seen stuffed with extra such bundles. In a video, presumably taken after the counting, a big desk coated with mountains of money might be seen.
According to the officers, Mr Nagaraju allegedly demanded a bribe of Rs 2 crore to settle a dispute over 28 acres of land in his jurisdiction.
Sources mentioned that aside from the Rs 1.1 crore, an additional Rs 28 lakh in money and gold was additionally discovered at his dwelling. Land paperwork have been additionally recovered.
Telangana Chief Minister Ok Chandrashekar Rao, or KCR, has spoken about radical reforms within the state’s income division following a number of allegations of corruption.