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ACB officials raid Assembly Spl officer's house

Thu 11th Feb 2010 01:24 AM
ACB officials raid Assembly Spl officer's house
ACB officials raid Assembly Spl officer's house

Anti-Corruption Bureau (Acb) officials  on Thursday  carried out a search and seizure operation on the properties owned by Koleti  Gopala Krishna,  Assembly Special Officer.

On complaints  that the special officer has  amassed assets disproportionate to the known  sources of his income, the Acb officials conducted raids on Thursday.

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Simultaneous searches  were  conducted  at his  house in Srinagar  colony, Hyderabad  and  at  his  relatives house in Navabpalem of  Nellore district.

During the search  operations the , Acb sleuths  seized documents pertaining to his 30 plots in four districts. They also uncovered Rs. 16 lakh in cash, 3-kg gold, and 20 kg of silver. The estimated  amunt of  all these  docemnts alng with cash,  gold and s ilver is  Rs  18 crore.

According to Acb joint director  J D Sabarwal, the  properties  of  Gopala Krishna have spread across 32 areas in four  districts.  Apart from all the plots , Gopala Krishna  owns 16 acres of land in Krishna  district, the Acb official  said.  

Reacting to the Acb raids, Gopala Krishna said ``it was the handiwork of  Assembly  secretary, who was envious about my prosperity and complained to the Acb.’’

``I earned all these properties only though hard  labour  and  not  by illegal means, My sons earned all this wealth.’’   bemoaned  Gopala Krishna.