ACB booked 259 cases in AP in 2016

Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) sleuths registered 259 cases against corrupt officials in Andhra Pradesh during the last 12 months, ACB Director General R P Thakur said here on Tuesday.

By Author  |  Published: 27th Dec 2016  9:07 pm

Guntur: The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) sleuths registered 259 cases against corrupt officials in Andhra Pradesh during the last 12 months, ACB Director General R P Thakur said here on Tuesday.

Addressing a press conference, Thakur said the bureau had registered 50 cases of disproportionate assets, 104 trap cases, seven criminal misconduct cases besides making 26 regular enquiries and conducting 72 surprise checks. The bribe money involved in the 104 trap cases was to the tune of Rs. 31.96 lakh. He said the bureau would focus on trap cases.

Replying to a query, he conceded that the number of trap cases was less this year when compared to earlier years. There were 151, 141 and 104 trap cases in 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively. However, disproportionate assets cases, surprise checks and regular enquiries had increased compared with the previous years.

The ACB secured convictions in 30 trap cases, six disproportionate assets cases and one criminal misconduct case, out of the total number of 57 cases, in all special courts for ACB cases in the State.