The West Godavari District Panchayat Officer Varaprasada Rao was arrested by the sleuths of the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on graft charges following complaints of possessing wealth disproportionate to the known sources of income. Raids were simultaneously conducted on the residences of Mr. Rao and his relatives in Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Eluru, Tadepalligudem, Kovvuru and Jagannadhapuram. During the raids in Hyderabad, it was revealed that the DPO had been in possession of 12 flats in different parts worth Rs. 80 lakh.

The search was going on till late in the night.

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