Hyderabad: The sleuth of North Zone task force under Hyderabad commissionerate on November 1 seized Rs 1 crore linked to Dubbaka by-election. Police arrested Surabhi Srinivas Rao, brother in law of BJP contestant from Dubbaka, M Raghunandan Rao.

The police said that the cash was seized near Begumpet flyover while it was being transported for distribution to the voters. They also arrested the driver, T. Ravi Kumar (33), for illegally transporting the money.

According to the task force police, the accused Surabhi Srinivas Rao is a native of Siddipet town but lives in Hyderabad. For the past 10 years he has been running the firm A to Z Solutions Limited located in the limits of Patancheru.

The police found that Srinivas had collected the cash from the office of Visakha Industries, Begumpet, and it was to be delivered to Dubbaka where it would be distributed to the voters. Srinivas told the cops that a manager of Visakha Industries Limited, which is owned by the ex-MP of Pedappally G. Vivek Venkata Swamy, handed over the cash to him.

Srinivas Rao and the seized cash were handed over to the SHO of Begumpet police station for further investigation.

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