ACB arrests Medchal govt official in Hyderabad

By Author  |  Published: 13th Jun 2018  10:28 pm

Hyderabad: The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Wednesday arrested a senior official of the Medchal District Registration Department for allegedly amassing disproportionate assets worth over Rs 1.01 crore.

The market value of senior assistant Nenavath Kishan Prasad’s properties was approximately Rs 3 crore, ACB officials said. Simultaneous searches were conducted at his and his relatives’ houses and office. He joined the Registration Department as a junior assistant in 1996 and was promoted to senior assistant in 2009. Though he was in the clerical cadre, he led a luxurious life — Prasad acquired a duplex house with latest electronic appliances, including four air-conditioners, three LED TVs, two refrigerators, three iPhones and a laptop, among many others. He also acquired a ground plus two-storey building, a plot, an open land and an agriculture land at various places.

During searches, the ACB found that Prasad constructed a ground plus two-storey building worth Rs 40 lakh at Sri Homes in Almasguda in Saroornagar, constructed a house costing Rs 15 lakh at Sri Homes in Almasguda in Saroornagar and acquired two open plots at the same place each costing Rs 3.50 lakh and Rs 90,000.

Another plot worth over Rs 15,000 at Turkayamjal, an open land measuring 0-4.5 guntas worth over Rs 2,500 at Rangapur village in Manchal mandal of Ranga Reddy district and two acres of agriculture land costing Rs 3.60 lakh at Asmathpur village of Manchal mandal were detected.

The ACB also found gold and platinum ornaments worth over Rs 81,000, electronic appliances costing Rs 1.24 lakh, Rs 1.47 lakh net cash found in the house, Rs 4.38 lakh bank balances, LIC policies of Rs 3 lakh, a car costing Rs 12 lakh, two bikes each costing Rs 60,000 and Rs 80,000, and household articles worth Rs 13.44 lakh.