Raids by ACB teams revealed that Jagan Mohan has assets worth nearly Rs. 1.83 crore

Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials on Saturday arrested Jagan Mohan, Chief Engineer (Vigilance and Quality Control), Rural Water Supply and Sanitation, of Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Department, on charge of amassing wealth illegally.

Simultaneous raids conducted by ACB teams at his office and house at Erramanzil and Karkhana respectively, house of his parents at Mahankali and in-laws at Trimulgherry revealed that he had acquired assets worth nearly Rs. 1.83 crore which were disproportionate to his known sources of income. Assets owned by Jagan Mohan included three houses and two plots in and around the city.

Documents suggesting that he had fixed deposits to the tune of Rs. 50 lakh and bank balances of Rs. 10 lakh were also recovered during the raids.

While Rs. 1.02 lakh was found in the house, some bank lockers are yet to be opened.

Deputy Collector held

Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials on Saturday arrested a Special Deputy Collector, S. Venkateshwar Rao, working at the Urban Land Ceiling Office at Nampally and his son Amar Das after they allegedly received Rs. 50,000 bribe from a person.

The officer was accused of demanding Rs. 1.5 lakh from a person when the latter approached him for regularisation of two open plots at Saroornagar. According to the ACB authorities, Rao eventually agreed to receive Rs. 1 lakh and urged the owner of the plots to give him money, stating that he had cleared the file concerned.

The plot owner went to his office on Friday and said he had only Rs. 50,000. At the behest of the accused officer, his son, who was present there, collected the money. Das later gave the money to his father.

However, at seeing the approaching ACB officials, Rao ran to the bathroom and dumped the currency bundles in a water tub.

Both Rao and his son tested positive when they were subjected to a chemical test. The duo was taken into custody and arrested on Saturday.

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