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Gigantic mission:M.Jayachandra Raju being presented with trident during his ‘padayatra' in Nellore on Tuesday.
Gigantic mission:M.Jayachandra Raju being presented with trident during his ‘padayatra' in Nellore on Tuesday.

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Ex- ACB Inspector M. J. Raju quits job to fight ‘corruption'

NELLORE: Former Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Inspector Mudduluru Jayachandra Raju, who resigned for his post allegedly due to harassment from his bosses and political leaders, completed 385-kms ‘padayatra' from Yemmiganur in Kurnool district to Nellore on Tuesday. Mr. Raju who transferred as Yemmiganur CI from ACB, quit his job on May 13 and started ‘padayatra' against corruption from the next day. TDP MLAs Balli Durga Prasad and Kurugondla Ramakrishna, former Minister Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy, BJP city unit secretary Midatala Ramesh, Congress city in-charge P. Anil Kumar Yadav, PCC secretary Kotamreddy Sridhar Reddy, Lok Satta district president Narra Sridhar and others gave a warm welcome to the officer. Addressing a press conference here Mr. Raju said the government acquired 2,500 acres of land for Krishnapatnam Special Economic Zone (K-SEZ) and disbursed about Rs.40 crore of which fifty per cent was misused (paid to benamis and dead persons).

He alleged that the police officials, due to pressure from the political leaders, repatriated him to parent wing (Law and Order) and harassed by serving memos, as he unearthed the scam and booked the culprits in the case. Even now, the police are trying to convince me through Police Officers Association to stop ‘padayatra', he alleged.


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