Visakhapatnam: In the first graft case in Andhra Pradesh after a gap of 80 days, sleuths of the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) laid trap and nabbed a senior assistant and upper divisional clerk at Primary Health Centre, Minumuluru of Paderu mandal in Vizag Agency on Monday.

The ACB officials caught the senior assistant, Chetti Sobha Rani, red-handed when she was demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 19,000 from an Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) for processing Fixed Travelling Allowance (FTA) bills of the ANM,
K. Bhagyavathi of Minumuluru hospital.

Based on the complaint from the ANM, the ACB officials verified the facts and laid a trap and arrested Sobha Rani when she was accepting the bribe.

The ACB officials said that it was the first trap case in AP during the lockdown as they did not register any trap case or disproportionate assets case from March 23 to June 7 due to lockdown of government offices and no transactions in the departments.

From January to March 20, the ACB officials in AP registered around 20 cases and 9 disproportionate assets cases. The ACB officials said that they may receive more complaints in the coming days as government offices resumed operations.

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