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Additional Chief Urban Planner of VUDA held by ACB

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Monday, January 29, 2018

The Central Investigation Unit of ACB raided the office and residences of Additional Chief Planner of VUDA Pasuparthi Pradeep Kumar today.

The officials have conducted simultaneous raids at 12 locations – six of them in Visakhapatnam on charges that the officer had amassed wealth disproportionate to his known sources income. SVV Siva Prasad, DSP, ACB said hat huge amount wealth including gold had been seized.

The raids were conducted in the houses of Pradeep Kumar’s elder son, father, wife’s sister, in-laws and friends in Anantapur, Ongole and Hyderabad. They seized documents of one house plot measuring 500 square yards at Madhurawada, a flat at Kirlampudi here and another in Anantapur in the name of the accused officials. The officials seized two house sites in his wife P.Latha’s name measuring 311 square yards each at Madhurawada and one house site measuring 166 square yards at Devi Nagar in Vijayawada. The officials also seized agricultural land measuring 4.08 cents at Mydukur village in Kadapa, 4.5 acres at Maruthi Nagar in Anantapur and 1.07 acres at Velagaleru village in Krishna district. One house site measuring 253 square yards at Rajahmundry in the name of his father P.Venkata Raju and another measuring 599 square yards in the name of his brother-in-law B.Krishna Mohan were also seized.

The assets seized included one four-wheeler, two motor cycles, Rs.4.05 lakhs bank balance of Rs.4 lakhs fixed deposits worth Rs.18 lakhs, 2kg gold and 112.5 kg silver. ACB sources said that the official value of the assets would be around Rs.4 crore but a conservative estimate of market value would be up to Rs.40 crore.