ACB nabs KTPS chief engineer

He was caught taking bribe of ₹ 3 lakh

In a major catch, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials on Thursday trapped Karre Anandam, Chief Engineer (Operations & Maintenance), V & VI stages, Kothagudem Thermal Power Station (KTPS), while allegedly accepting a bribe of ₹ 3 lakh from a contractor for doing an official favour in Palvancha town.

According to ACB sources, this is the largest single seizure of amount in a trap case in the erstwhile composite Khammam district in recent years. Sources said that the ACB sleuths laid a trap and caught Anandam red-handed while taking the bribe from the complaint Y. Lalitha Mohan, a contractor, in his chambers at the TSGenco’s KTPS complex on Thursday afternoon.

He allegedly demanded and accepted a bribe of ₹ 3 lakh from the complainant for sanctioning purchase orders of materials (spare parts) worth ₹ 71 lakh to the firms belonging to the latter and his father (M/s Vahini Engineering & Services and Durga Devi Engineering Works).

The accused was detained will be produced before the Special Judge for SPE and ACB cases in Hyderabad, ACB sources added. ACB’s toll-free number is 1064 .

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