Visakhapatnam: The Anti-Corruption Bureau of Andhra Pradesh carried out searches on Wednesday at the houses of an assistant sub-inspector of police from East Godavari district and his relatives and unearthed disproportionate assets over Rs 36 crore.
Arrested cop Gutunam Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Chowdary of Kakinada Port police station amassed the properties over years, said ACB officers. The recovery includes land, 1.4 kg gold, 180 gm of silver ornaments, fixed deposits of over Rs 8 lakh, promissory notes worth Rs 30 lakh, and a bank balance of Rs 6 lakh.
The central investigation unit of ACB launched simultaneous raids at the houses of 55-year-old Chowdary in Kakinada and his kin and associates in five other places, including Yanam in Puducherry.
The ACB recovered documents of four house sites in Kakinada and Vizianagaram, agriculture land of .33 acre in the policeman’s name. Authorities uncovered four housing plots and three houses belonging to Chowdary’s wife Varalakshmi. The couple’s son Kiran and daughter Roja Rani own over 12 acres each of farmland at Pithapuram in the district. The policeman has also constructed a church at Aratlakatta village in East Godavari district, they said.
Chowdary joined as a constable (Armed Reserve ) in the police department in 1984 and moved to civil police five years later. He was promoted as head constable in 2009 and became an assistant sub-inspector in 2013.
ACB officers said Kakinada policeman Chowdary had collected huge bribes from complainants to settle matters in the police station only.