Days after the Anti-Corruption Bureau-Telangana(ACB) sleuths recovered Rs 1 crore 10 lakh of unaccounted cash from Keesara MRO, ACB in a major catch unearthed shocking amount in a raid in Anantapur on Wednesday. Huge amounts of cash, kilos of gold and silver hid in the underground chambers left the AP police in shock.
Central Crime Station (CCS) sleuths received a tip off over a huge quantity of gold hidden in the house which belongs to Nagalingam who is working as a driver for a treasury employee.
While police team, led by DSP G Veera Raghava Reddy conducted a flash raid on Nagalingam’s house in SC Colony at Bukkarayasamudram, officials were shocked after they discovered eight trunk boxes filled with cash, gold and silver jewellery stocked in the house.
An air pistol was also seized. According to the preliminary investigation, it was learnt that the cash and valuables belong to a senior accountant Manoj Kumar working in the Anantapur District Treasury Office.
Manoj Kumar, the corrupt official, got a job in the Anantapur District Treasury Office. He then hired Nagalingam, a resident of Bukkarayasamudram SC Colony as a car driver. While the employee fell under the ACB radar with an increasing number of complaints against him, Manoj Kumar decided to transfer the cash and gold boxes to his driver’s house.
“We can ascertain the exact amount of cash, gold and silver only after evaluation of each and every article in the eight trunk boxes,’’ the DSP said