ACB given nod to book Keesara Tahsildar for criminal misconduct

By Author  |  Published: 25th Sep 2020  7:19 pm

Hyderabad: The State government on Friday accorded permission to the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to book a case of criminal misconduct against suspended Keesara Tahsildar Erva Balaraju Nagaraj, who was arrested in the Rs.1.10 crore bribe case a few weeks ago.

The government has asked the ACB to book a case on the basis of the probe conducted by the Vigilance and Enforcement department on the criminal misconduct, conspiracy and abuse of official position by Nagaraj and causing pecuniary losses by corrupt and illegal means to one K. Dharma Reddy.

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The ACB has already booked a case under the Prevention of Corruption Act apart from invoking charges pertaining to conspiracy, cheating, falsification of records and using fake documents as genuine and arrested Nagaraj, Village Revenue Assistant Bongu Sairaj, and two realtors Ch Srinath Yadav and K Anji Reddy after conducting a raid at a guest house in Kapra, a few weeks ago.

Nagaraj had digitally signed a new passbook related to land in Rampally village in Keesara in July 2020 in favour of Kandadi Laxmamma, Kandadi Buchi Reddy, Kandadi Manemma and Kandadi Dharma Reddy. His signing the passbook, even when there was an appeal pending before the Keesara Revenue Divisional Officer, was misuse of his official powers, officials said.

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