Disproportionate assets worth over Rs 80 lakh belonging to a Divisional Panchayat Officer was unearthed by ACB sleuths in West Godavari district while two other officials were caught red-handed accepting bribes in separate cases in Andhra Pradesh.
Acting on a tip-off, simultaneous searches were conducted by ACB officials at Kovvuru in the district on Sunday at the residence of M Vara Prasad and his and relatives.
The officer was found in possession of disproportionate assets to his known sources of income and the searches unearthed assets including 15 plots in Hyderabad, Nalgonda district, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam besides one residential flat at Eluru, 26.5 acres of agricultural land in West Godavari and Visakhapatnam districts, six lakh worth insurance bonds, 40 tolas of gold and 150 grams of silver, a ACB release said here.
Officials said Prasad would be soon arrested and produced before the court for the Special Judge for ACB cases at Vijayawada soon.
In another case, U Nagendrappa, Assistant Engineer, Panchyat Raj at Adoni in Kurnool district was caught red handed accepting a bribe amount of Rs 30,000 for doing an official favour of processing the file for making payment of final bill for Rs 17 lakhs towards a road work worth of Rs 1.4 crore executed by the complainant, the release said.
In Krishna district, Neelapu Venkata Kumari, Mandal Revenue Inspector of Kalidindi mandal was caught red handed by the ACB officials on Saturday at her office when she demanded and accepted an amount of Rs 8,000 as bribe from the complainant for doing an official favour.
She was arrested and was being produced before the court for Special Judge for ACB Cases at Vijayawada.