Hyderabad: The sleuths of Anti-Corruption Bureau-Telangana, in continuation with its investigation against the Keesara Tahsildar Erva Balraju Nagaraju, seized gold worth Rs 57.6 lakhs from tainted officer’s bank locker.

Acting upon intelligence inputs, the ACB officials on 14th of Augus, raided a guest house in A.S Rao Nagar and caught red-handed Keesara Tahsildar and two real estate dealers engaged in illegal transactions. This turned out one of ACB’s biggest catch in the recent times. The officials unearthed cash to the tune of Rs 1 crore 10 lakh cash in the houses and Rs 8 lakhs in the Tahsildar’s car. Further searches were held at his residence, where Rs 27 lakhs cash was found besides properties disproportionate to his legal source of income.

In continuation with its raids, the officials on 2nd September opened the bank locker pertaining to the key found during the searches in the house of the tahsildar. Days into tracing the address, the officials ended up at the South Indian Bank located in Alwal.

“The bank lockers was registered on the name of one G J Narender, a relative to the tahsildar. Gold ornaments weighting 1532 grams worth Rs 57.6 lakhs was seized and deposited in the special court hearing ACB cases’ said the ACB officials”.

The Tahsildar was arrested for his connivance with real estate dealers, the trio were engaged in cash transaction with regard to 28 acres of land at Rampally Dayara, Keesara Mandal. Earlier the land was under dispute, however few parties approached the High court and received favourable orders. The Tahsildar demanded bribe of Rs 2 crore to issue pattadar passbook as part of the illegal transaction.

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