ACB seizes 1.25 kg gold, 35 silver biscuits from late Tahsildar Nagaraju's locker

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  22 Oct 2020 5:14 PM GMT
ACB seizes 1.25 kg gold, 35 silver biscuits from late Tahsildar Nagarajus locker

Hyderabad: In continuation of the extensive operation against Keesara Tahsildar late E.B Nagaraju's bribe case, the sleuths of Anti-Corruption Bureau, Telangana seized gold weighing 1.25 kg and 35 silver biscuits. The seized property is worth 69.5 lakhs.

To recall, on August 14th, ACB raided a guest house in A.S Rao nagar of Hyderabad and caught Tahsildar Nagaraju and two realtors red-handed with Rs 1.10 Crore bribe. The trio were booked under Prevention of Corruption Act. The Tahsildar was arrested and sentenced judicial remand. Investigation came to a halt when Nagaraju ended his life in the prison.

However on 22nd October investigators opened two bank lockers found in ICICI bank of Alwal and Medchal branch. Sleuths found the lockers were registered in the name of one P. J Mahender Kumar and his brother P J Nandagopal. The investigators seized gold ornaments weighing 1.25 kg of worth Rs 65 lakhs and 35 silver biscuits of worth Rs 4.5 lakh. Documents pertaining to 2 properties were also found in these lockers, ACB said.

"During the course of investigation, it was revealed that late Nagaraju's wife Swapna was using these two bank lockers of ICICI bank in the name of the benamis P. J Mahender Kumar and his brother P J Nandagopal, who are family friends" Investigators said.

Meanwhile, E. Swapna approached the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC), alleging that her husband was falsely implicated by the ACB to protect some top brass.

She suspected foul play in the events that took place and added that her husband’s death was a murder through conspiracy.

In a complaint lodged with the SHRC, she said that her husband was made a scapegoat. “My husband was healthy and his brother-in-law received a final video call on 13 October at 9.30 am from his mobile phone. As per my information, my husband was hoping to get a clean chit in the case,” she said.

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