Hyderabad: Gold and silver ornaments along with Rs 27.44 lakh in cash were found in the locker of Mahabubnagar district municipal commissioner Vadde Surendar who was arrested for taking a bribe by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).

On 22 October, Surendar was caught red-handed at his office by the ACB officials taking a bribe of Rs 1.65 lakh from a complainant. A press release issued by the ACB here on Wednesday said that a locker at the Indian Overseas Bank in Hayathnagar, held in the name of Surendar and his wife, was raided in which their assets were found.

The release listed the gold ornaments as weighing 808 grams worth Rs 17.24 lakh and silver ornaments weighing 71 grams worth Rs 1,280. Both Surendar and his wife were using the locker regularly.

Earlier, in a spree of raids carried out by the sleuths of Anti-Corruption Bureau, Telangana on 22nd October. Municipal commissioner of Mahabubnagar fell into the trap laid by the officials.

Vadde Surendar, Municipal commissioner was caught red-handed in his office accepting bribe of Rs 1.65 lakh from complainant Ali Ahamed Khan. According to the ACB, the officer demanded bribe for an official favor that is to forward the quotation of the complainant to the collector for approval of new chlorination plant in the district municipality.

The trap amount of Rs 1. 65 lakh was recovered from his possession. The accuse was arrested and produced before the special court for ACB cases.

In another trap, ACB caught N Hanumantha Rao Naik, serving as a deputy executive engineer in Suryapet office accepting bribe of Rs 2.25 lakh. The accused was trapped inside Uppal’s Indoor stadium when he was accepting the money from complainant Riyasat khan. Hanumantha Rao reportedly demanded graft to check measurement in respect to the work executed by the complainant in measurement book and forward the same to his superior. The ACB arrested Naik and produced him before the special court.

The officials appeal to general public to dial 1064 toll free number to register a complaint against tainted officials.

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