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PTI Last Updated at 10 Aug 2018, 20:08 IST India

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

kin's names.

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

son's name.

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.)

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