AP excise dept SI held for amassing disproportionate assets
Amaravati, Aug 10 (PTI) A man, who joined the excise
department as a constable and rose to become a sub-inspector,
was today arrested in Kurnool district after huge assets
disproportionate to known sources of income were unearthed.
Though the value of the confiscated property has not
been revealed, Andhra Pradesh Anti-Corruption Bureau sources
estimated that its market value could be several crore rupees.
ACB Director General R P Thakur said in a release
that raids were conducted simultaneously in Chittoor and
Kurnool districts of Andhra Pradesh and Katpadi in
neighbouring Tamil Nadu on the properties owned by the accused
prohibition and excise department officer Erragoppula Vijay
Kumar and his wife Meena.
Kumar joined the excise department as a constable in
1992 and rose in ranks to become a sub-inspector.
He is currently posted at Naguladinne in Kurnool
The raids revealed that Kumar owned only a shed in
Chittoor town while all other assets were registered in his
Assets registered in Meena's name include two houses,
ten house sites, three parcels of agricultural land and a
shed, the release said.
One parcel of agricultural land was registered in his
A car, tractor-trailer and jeep were confiscated.
About 700 grams of gold, valued at Rs 10 lakh, and
another Rs 10 lakh in cash were also seized.
Two bank lockers of the accused were yet to be
opened, the ACB said.(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)