Hyderabad: Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached properties (movable and immovable) valued at Rs 1.08 crore owned by Ganta Suseela. She is the erstwhile Tahsildar of Sangam Mandal in Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh. The attached properties are jointly owned by her children —Bandela Sandeep and Vutukuru Priyanka.
The assets include six plots of land situated at various places in Nellore district, one apartment and two house properties in Nellore and one apartment and one individual house property in Bengaluru, and one car.
The Enforcement Directorate has initiated an investigation based on an FIR filed by the Anti-Corruption Bureau of Nellore. Subsequently, ACB officials filed a charge sheet against Ganta Suseela before the Special Court for SPE & ACB cases, Nellore.
ED’s investigation revealed that Ganta Suseela had indulged in corruption while holding public offices and amassed wealth disproportionate to her known sources of income. “Investigation established that the corrupt Tahsildar illegally acquired these 12 immovable and movable assets through criminal misconduct and corrupt practises as a public servant. Accordingly, we have attached the same under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act,” said a statement from ED.
Concurrently, ED has attached immovable properties worth Rs 5.11 crore belonging to Shanti Kumar Chordia, Umrao Mal Chordia, and Nayantara Chordia involved in a bank fraud case. The attached assets consist of four immovable properties valued at Rs 3.80 crore. It includes three residential-cum-business houses in Jaipur and a flat located in a posh locality in Mumbai and fixed deposit of Rs 1.31 crore in Jaipur State Bank of India.
The investigation found that these entities had cheated the bank, besides preventing officials from recovering the loan amounts. Subsequently, the bank suffered a loss of about Rs 30 crore towards advance given to the above borrowers, plus interest and other charges, added the ED statement.