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ACB arrests AP official for allegedly amassing wealth disproportionate to income


Kakinada (AP): The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has arrested Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari district’s deputy transport commissioner A. Mohan after they seized assets worth Rs. 800 crores during raids across nine houses owned by the latter.

ACB officials, led by its Central Investigation Unit DSP A. Ramadevi, raided Mohan’s nine houses located across Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka on Thursday and Friday.

Officials suspect that to convert black money into white, Mohan had floated eight companies in the name of his elder daughter.

ACB officials said that several bank lockers linked to the deputy transport commissioner are yet to be opened and searched.

“We could not trace the offices of the companies as per the addresses in the documents,” said Ramadevi.

It is learnt that Mohan initially did not allow the ACB officials in his house. He also threw his mobile phone out, which was later recovered by the ACB sleuths.

The raids were conducted at Vijayawada, Anantapur, Kadapa, Bellary, Medak, Nellore, Prakasam and some places in Hyderabad.