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May- 2005

S.MURALI KRISHNA, DY.E.E., FAC E.E., DIST.S.C.CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY LTD., CHITTOOR TRAPPED BY ACB

Sri K.Murali Krishna, Dy. Executive Engineer, FAC. Executive Engineer, District S.C. Co-Operative Society Ltd., Chittoor was trapped by ACB officials on 23-5-2005 at 7-45 p.m. when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs.5,000/- from the complainant Sri P. Hari Prasad Naidu for check measuring the entries in the Measurement Book and for issuing pass orders in contract blls. Phenolphthalein test conducted on his right hand fingers and his shirt pocket yielded positive result. The tainted amount was recovered from his shirt pocket. The A.O. was arrested. He will be produced in the court of Addl. Spl. Judge for ACB Cases, Nellore. Case is under investigation.

MUNICIPAL COMMISSIONER, NARASARAOPETA MUNICIPALITY, GUNTUR DISTRICT TRAPPED

P. Yoganand, Municipal Commissioner, Narasaraopeta Municipality, Guntur District caught red handed by the ACB Officials today i.e. 24-3-2005 when he demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.10,000/- as illegal gratification from the complainant Smt.Nandigama Srilaxmi R/o. People�s Welfare Society, Tadepalligudem, W.G.District for issuing cheque for Rs.2.5. lakhs towards fees for giving Training for Women under Swarnajayanthi Sahaya Rojgar Scheme (SJSRS). The right hand fingers of P.Yoganand yielded positive result when subjected to chemical test.The A.O. is arrested. He is being produced before Hon�ble Court of Special Judge for SPE and ACB Cases at Vijayawada. Case is under investigation

PENSION AND GRATUITY OF A SENIOR ASSISTANT WITHHOLD IN FULL PERMANENTLY IN A A.C.B. TRAP CASE

Government of Andhra Pradesh issued orders on 13-5-2005 withholding the pension and gratuity in full permanently in respect of Sri S.Jalaluddin Sardar, Senior Assistant (Retired) following his conviction by the Additional Special Judge for SPE & ACB Cases, Hyderabad. Earlier, the said Sr. Asst was trapped by A.C.B. officials on 21-10-1993 at Velgode of Kurnool district when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs.300/- from a Male Nursing Orderly of Primary Health Centre, Peapally, Kurnool district for showing official favour in processing and sending his pay particulars and Recurring Deposit Pass Book to P.H.C. Peapally, consequent to his transfer from P.H.C. Velpanur.

SENIOR ASSISTANT, O/o DTC, KARIMNAGAR AND PVT.PERSON IN ACB NET

Sri S.Linga Raju, AO-1 aged 42 years, Senior Assistant, O/o Deputy Transport Commissioner & Secretary, R.T.A., Karimnagar and a private person Sri M.Anjaneya Rao, 45 years, were caught red handed at DTC Office, Karimnagar by the A.C.B. officials when AO-1 demanded and accepted Rs.600/- as bribe through A-2. They applied for registration on 11-05-2005. The Complainant�s father and another person purchased a tractor and trailer. All required fees were paid by them. To hand over the registration papers of the DTC, AO-1 demanded an amount of Rs.600/- as bribe from the complainant. Today AO-1 demanded from the Complainant Rs.600/- to handover the registration papers. When complainant agreed to pay the amount, AO-1 instructed him to hand over the amount to A-2 who is a private person. After accepting the bribe amount of Rs.600/-, A-2 kept the amount in a register on the table of AO-1. Both hands of A-2 and the pages in the Register that came in contact with bribe amount tested positive to chemical test.Both AOs were arrested and they will be produced before the Hon�ble Principal Special Judge for SPE & ACB Cases, Hyderabad. Case is under investigation.

MANDAL REVENUE OFFICER, NIDAMANUR, WEST GODAVARI DISTRICT TRAPPED

N. Jagan Naik, Mandal Revenue Officer, Nidamanur, W.G.District and Smt. Hanmi Bai, wife of A.O were caught red handed by the ACB Officials today i.e. 21-5-2005 when N. Jagan Naik (AO-1) demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.1500/- and asked the complainant M.Bhaskar Rao, R/o. Nidamanur to keep the amount of Rs.1500/- on his table to discharge the official favour of sending a favourable reply to the Andhra Bank, Nidamanur Branch to settle Insurance Claim of the deceased Naga Perraju who is late brother of the complainant and to submit information to the Consumer Forum, Eluru. Later he called his wife Hanmi Bai (A-2) and asked her to keep the money with her. She did accordingly. The chemical test conducted on both the hands of Hanmi Bai (A-2) yielded positive result. Both Mandal Revenue Officer (AO-1) and his wife Smt. Hanmi Bai (A-2) are arrested and they are being produced before Hon�ble Court of Special Judge for SPE and ACB Cases at Vijayawada. Case is under investigation.

FORMER OFFICE SUPERINTENDENT, OFFICE OF THE PAY & ACCOUNTS OFFICER, SRISAILAM OF KURNOOL DISTRICT CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

The Additional Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad has convicted Sri Y.Ramakrishnaiah, former Office Superintendent Office of the Pay & Accounts Officer, Srisailam, Kurnool District vide Judgment pronounced on 13-5-2005 sentencing him to undergo Rigorous Imprisonment for one year and to pay a fine of Rs.1000/- under section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and in default of payment of fine to suffer three months of simple imprisonment in a trap case booked against him by the Anti-Corruption Bureau. The Additional Special Judge also convicted him and sentenced him to undergo one year of Rigorous Imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs.1000/- under Section 13 (1) (d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and in default of payment of fine to suffer 3 months of simple imprisonment in the same case. Both the sentences were ordered to run concurrently.Sri Y.Ramakrishnaiah, while working as Office Superintendent office of the Pay & Accounts Officer, Srisailam, Kurnool District was trapped by the ACB Officials on 19-9-1991 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs.100/- for himself and Rs.300 on behalf of Sri K.Pardhasaradhi, the then Senior Assistant from the complainant for processing incremental arrears bill.

FORMER ASSISTANT CHEMICAL EXAMINER, REGIONAL PROHIBITION AND EXCISE LABORATORY, GUNTUR, CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE.

The Special Judge for SPE & ACB cases, Nellore has convicted K.V.N.V.Prasad, formerly Assistant Chemical Examiner, Regional Prohibition and Excise Laboratory, Guntur on 9-5-2005 and sentenced him to under go Rigorous Imprisonment for two years and to pay fine of Rs1,000/- under each count for the offences punishable u/s 7 & 13 (1) (d) r/w 13 (2) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. Both sentences were ordered to run concurrently. Earlier, Sri K.V.N.V.Prasad, formerly Assistant Chemical Examiner, Guntur was trapped by A.C.B. Officials on 21-7-1998 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs.5,000/- from resident of Kandukuru of Prakasam district for doing an official favour of sending a favourable analysis report regarding the test conducted by him on the sample of toddy seized from his Licensed shop.

JUNIOR ASST. O/o. MPDO, CHINTUR (M), KHAMMAM DISTRICT IN ACB NET

Sri K.RAVINDER, aged 39 years, Junior Assistant, O/o. MPDO, Chintur(M) Khammam Dist. was caught red handed by the A.C.B. officials when he demanded and accepted Rs.500/- as bribe from the Complainant who is a teacher for processing commuted leave salary supplementary bill of the Complainant. Right hand and left shirt pocket of AO tested positive to chemical test. Tainted amount of Rs.500/- was recovered.Accused Officer was arrested and will be produced before the Hon�ble Principal Special Judge for SPE & ACB Cases, Hyderabad. Case is under investigation.

ASST.ENGINEER AND HEAD DRAUGHTSMAN R&B GUDUR OF NELLORE DISTRICT TRAPPED

Sri O.Gangaiah, Assistant Engineer and Z.A. Baig, Head Draughtsman, R&B Gudur of Nellore district were trapped by the ACB officials to-day i.e. 16-5-2005 at the residence of A.E. and at the office of E.E., R&B Gudur when they demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.3,500/- and Rs.2,000/- from the complainant (Contractor) to pay the part-final bill of works related to Excise Department quarters. The tainted amount Rs.3,500/- was recovered from A.E.�s shirt pocket and Rs.2,000/- was recovered from Head Draughtsman�s office. When subjected to chemical test A.E.�s both hand fingers, shirt pocket and Draughtsman�s left hand fingers, yielded positive result. The Accused Asst. Engineer and Head Draughtsman were arrested. Both are being produced before the Special Judge for SPE & ACB Cases, Nellore. Case is under investigation.

M.P.D.O. DEVERAPALLY MANDAL OF VISAKHAPATNAM DISTRICT TRAPPED

Smt. D.Parvathi, Mandal Parishad Development Officer, Deverapally Mandal of Visakhapatnam District was trapped by the A.C.B. officials at her office today i.e. 13-5-2005 when she demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.6,000/- as bribe from complainant (Panchayat Secretary) to draw Medical Leave Salary of 146 days amounting to Rs.39,587/-. The tainted amount Rs.6,000/- was recovered from the office table kept in a cover. When subjected to chemical test the cover yielded positive result. Accused M.P.D.O. was arrested. She is being produced before the Hon�ble Spl. Judge for SPE & ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam. Case is under investigation.

FORMER MALE NURSING ORDERLY SRI G.VENGAIAH, GOVT.GENERAL HOSPITAL, KURNOOL DISMISSED FROM SERVICE IN A TRAP CASE

Government in their G.O.Ms.No.148 of Health, Medical and Family Welfare (VC.I(2) Department, dated 5-5-2005 has dismissed Sri G.Vengaiah, Male Nursing Orderly, Government General Hospital, Kurnool form service with immediate effect following his conviction by the Additional Special Judge for SPE & ACB Cases, Hyderabad.Earlier, he was trapped by A.C.B. officials on 25-4-1997 at Government General Hospital, Kurnool when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs.400/- from the brother of the patient who underwent ear surgery as a reward for helping the patient.

ASSISTANT ENGINEER MACHERLA MUNICIPALITY OF GUNTUR DISTRICT � TRAPPED

Sri.S. Hari Hara Rao Asst Engineer Mancherla Municipality of Guntur District was caught red handed by the A.C.B. officials at his residence today i.e. 12-5-2005 when he demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.1500 as bribe from the complainant (Contractor) for forwarding the Measurement Book to the Deputy Executive Engineer. The tainted amount Rs.1500 was recovered from his pant pocket. When subjected to chemical test his left hand fingers and pant pocket yielded positive result.The accused Asst Engineer was arrested. He is being produced before the Hon�ble Special Judge for S.P.E & A.C.B. Cases Vijaywada. Case is under investigation.

PANCHAYAT SECRETARY, MUKTHAKUNTA VILLAGE, NIZAMABAD(M) IN ACB NET.

Sri R.Prabhakar Rao, 54 years, Panchayat Secretary, Mukthakunta Village, Nizamabad Mandal was caught red handed by the A.C.B. officials when he demanded and accepted Rs.1000 /- as bribe from the Complainant and accepted through his daughter Miss. Raga Priya, 15 years, for processing his application for issue of Pattadar Passbook. The Complainant purchased 3.30 acres of land in the same Village in the name of his wife and son and applied for issue of Pattadar Passbook . Both hands of A-2 i.e. Raga Priya tested positive to chemical test. Tainted amount of Rs.1000/- was recovered from the top of TV. The portion of TV that came into contact with tainted amount also yielded positive to chemical test. Accused Officer was arrested. He will be produced before the Hon�ble Principal Special Judge for SPE & ACB Cases, Hyderabad. A-2 released on self surety. Case is under investigation.

ASSISTANT LABOUR OFFICER ANJAIAH KARIMAK BHAVAN HYDERABAD � TRAPPED

Smt. K.Sree Devi Asst. Labour officer, AnjaiahKarimak Bhavan Chikkadpally Hyderabad was trapped by the ACB Officials at her office on 10-5-2005 when she demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.1000/- as bribe from the complainant (Labour contractor) to issue Registration Certificate. The tainted amount of Rs.1000/- was recovered from her office table drawer. When subjected to chemical test her right hand fingers and writing pad yielded positive result. The accused Asst. Labour Officer was arrested. She has been produced before the Hon�ble Principle Judge for S.P.E & A.C.B. Cases, Hyderabad.Case is under investigation.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR DISTRICT SURVEY & LAND RECORDS KAKINADA � TRAPAPED.

Sri B.Eswar Rao Asst. Director, District Survey & Land Records Kakinada of East Godavari District was caught red handed by the A.C.B. officials today 9-5-2005 in his office when he demanded and accepted Rs.4,000/- as bribe from the complainant for providing maps of eight villages. The complainant had already paid required fee through challan for getting maps. The tainted amount Rs.4,000/- was recovered from the cover which was kept on his table. When subjected to chemical test his right hand fingers and cover yielded positive result. The accused Asst. Director was arrested. He is being produced before the Hon�ble Spl Judge for S.P.E. & A.C.B. cases Visakhapatnam. Case is under investigation

PANCHAYAT SECRETARY KADIVEDU VILLAGE OF NELLORE DIST � TRAPPED

Sri P. Venkata Seshaiah Panchayat Secretary Kadivedu village, Chillakur Mandal of Nellore Dist was caught red handed by the A.C.B. officials today i.e. 9-5-2005 infront of Mandal Revenue Office Chillakur when he demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.500/- as bribe from the complainant to issue the possession certificate under Indira Avas Yojana Housing Scheme. The tainted amount Rs.500/- was recovered from his possession. His left hand fingers and official favour papers where the amount was kept yielded positive result, when subjected to chemical test.The accused panchayat Secretary was arrested. He is being produced before the Hon�ble Spl Judge for S.P.E. & A.C.B. cases Nellore. Case is under investigation.

CASUALTY MEDICAL CLERK, KING GEORGE HOSPITAL AND PRIVATE LAB TECHNICIAN OF VISAKHAPATNAM TRAPPED

Sri M.Prasada Rao, Casualty Medical Clerk record section of King George Hospital Visakhapatnam and Sri M. Suri Pydikonda, private lab technician of Visakhapatnam were trapped by the A.C.B. Officials today i.e. 06-05-2005 at record section of King George Hospital when they demanded and accepted Rs.800/- from the complainant to issue a copy of case sheet of his brother who had undergone treatment to claim insurance. As directed by the Clerk, the amount was handed over to the private person. The tainted amount Rs.800/- recovered from shirt pocket of the private person. When subjected to chemical test both his hand fingers and shirt left pocket yielded positive result.The accused casualty medical clerk and private lab technician were arrested. Both are being produced before the Hon�ble Spl Judge for S.P.E. & A.C.B. cases Visakhapatnam. Case is under investigation.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT-TRIBAL CULTURAL RESEARCH � TRAINING INSTITUTE TRIBAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT HYDERABAD TRAPPED

Sri B.Ravindra Research Assistant Tribal Cultural Research and Training Institute Tribal Welfare Department Hyderabad was caught red handed by the ACB officials today i.e. 02-05-2005 at Hotel Meghalaya Room No. 222 of Visakhapatnam City, when he demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.50,000/- from the complainant Smt. R.Hemalatha to submit favourable report as tribal candidates in respect of her two sons undergoing training as Sub-inspectors at A.P. Police Academy Hyderabad. The tainted amount Rs.50,000/- was recovered from underneath the pillow. When subjected to chemical test his both hand fingers, pillow cover and bed sheet yielded positive result.Accused Research Assistant was arrested. He is being produced before the Hon�ble Special Judge for SPE & ACB Cases, Vishakhaptanam. Case is under investigation.

PRL.SPL.JUDGE FOR SPE & ACB CASES, HYDERABAD CONVICTS BILLING SUPERINTENDENT IN A TRAP CASE

The Principal Special Judge for SPE & ACB Cases, Hyderabad on 30-04-2005 convicted Sri K.Keshava Reddy, Billing Superintendent, O/o the Assistant Accounts Officer, E.R.O. �, A.P.S.E.B. (Transmission Corporation of A.P., Ltd., Saroorngar, Hyderabad, in a trap case registered by the Anti-Corruption Bureau during the year 1998.Sri K.Keshava Reddy, while working as Billing Superintendent, in the O/o the Assistant Accounts Officer, E.R.O. �, A.P.S.E.B. (Transmission Corporation of A.P., Ltd., Saroorngar, Hyderabad was trapped when he demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.1500/- (Rupees One Thousand and Five Hundred only ) as bribe from the Complainant Sri P.Narayana Rao, S/o Sri Shankar Rao, r/o Ibrahimpatnam Mandal for showing official favour for adjusting the excess capacitor surcharge amount of Rs.22,898/-. He was convited and sentenced to undergo rigorous imprisonment for one year and to pay a fine of Rs.1,000/- for the offence U/s 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and in default of payment of fine the Accused Officer to suffer three months simple imprisonment. Further, the Accused Officer is punished to undergo rigorous imprisonment for two years and to pay a fine of Rs.2,000/- for the offence u/s 13(2) r/w 13 (1) (d) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and in default of payment of fine, the Accused Officer to suffer six months simple imprisonment. Both sentences shll run concurrently.

FORMER DIVISIONAL FIRE OFFICER STATE WORK SHOP HYDERBAD CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

The Principal Special Judge for A.C.B. Cases, Hyderabad, has convicted Sri G.Mahaboob Basha, Divisional Fire Officer, State Work Shop, Hyderabad, on 28-04-2005 and sentenced him to undergo Rigorous Imprisonment for one year and to pay a fine of Rs.1,000/- for the offence Under Section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and in default of payment of fine to suffer three months of simple imprisonment. He was also sentenced to undergo two years of Rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs.2,000/- for the offence Under Section 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and in default of payment of fine he was ordered to suffer 6 months of simple imprisonment. Both the sentences were ordered to run concurrently. Sri G.Mahaboob Basha, while working as Divisional Fire Officer, State Work Shop, Hyderabad, was trapped by the A.C.B. officials on 08-06-1994, when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs.200/- from the complainant for sanctioning of G.P.F. loan.

FORMER DISTRICT SUPPLY OFFICER, KURNOOL, CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

The Additional Special Judge for S.P.E. and A.C.B. Cases, Hyderabad has convicted B.Subba Reddy, formerly District Supply Officer, Kurnool on 29-04-2005 and sentenced him to under go Rigorous Imprisonment for two years and to pay fine of Rs.1,000/- under each count for the offences punishable u/s 7 & 13 (1) (d) r/w 13 (2) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and in default of fine amount to suffer three months Simple Imprisonment. Both sentences were ordered to run concurrently. Earlier, Sri B. Subba Reddy, formerly District Supply Officer, Kurnool was trapped by A.C.B. Officials on 02-06-1992 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs.20,000/- from the Fair Price Shop Dealers of Kurnool town through his subordinate Food Inspector as regular mamool.

April- 2005

WORK INSPECTOR A.P.HOUSING CORPORATION KADIRI OF ANANTAPUR DIST TRAPPED

Sri D.Narayana Swamy Work Inspector A.P. Housing Corporation Kadiri of Anantapur Dist. Was caught red handed by the A.C.B. Officials today i.e. 30-04-2005 at Chippalamadugu village of Kadiri Mandal when he demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.1,000/- as bribe from the complainant to pay the final amount of house constructed under M.L.A. quota which was completed one year back. The tainted amount Rs.1,000/- was recovered from his hand bag. When subjected to chemical test, both his hand fingers, let shirt pocket and his hand bag yielded positive result. Accused Work Inspector was arrested. He is being produced before the Hon�ble Addl. Spl. Judge for SPE & ACB cases Hyderabad.Case is under investigation.

FORMER JUNIOR AUDITOR OF THE MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OF HYDERABAD CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

The Principal Special Judge for A.C.B. Cases, Hyderabad, has convicted Sri M.A.Khadeer, Junior Auditor, Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad, on 19-4-2005 and sentenced him to undergo Rigorous Imprisonment for one year and to pay a fine of Rs.1000/- for the offence Under Section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and in default of payment of fine to suffer three months of simple imprisonment. He was also sentenced to undergo two years of Rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 2000/- for the offence Under Section 13(2) r/w 13(1) (d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and in default of payment of fine to suffer 6 months of simple imprisonment. Both the sentences were ordered to run concurrently.Sri M.A.Khadeer, while working as Junior Auditor, Accounts Section, Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad, was trapped by the A.C.B. officials on 05-03-1994, when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs.500/- from the complainant for pay fixation and drawing of arrears.

ASSISTANT ENGINEER R&B PULVENDULA OF CUDDAPA DIST TRAPPED

Sri C.Viswanatha Reddy Assistant Engineer Pulivendula of Cuddapa District was caught red handed by the ACB officials at his residence on 23-4-2005 evening, when he demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.25,000/- as bribe from the complainant to make entries in Measurement Book regarding the work done in kuppam which was completed 2 months back. The tainted amount Rs.25,000/- was recovered from his pant pocket. When subjected to chemical test his both hand fingers and left pant pocket yielded positive result. Accused Assistant Engineer was arrested and he was produced before the Honble Spl Judge for SPE & ACB Cases Nellore.Case is under investigation.

100% CUT IN PENSION AND GRATUITY IMPOSED BY THE GOVERNMENT IN TRAP CASE

The Government of Andhra Pradesh has issued orders on 22-3-2005 imposing the punishment of withholding of 100% pension gratuity against of Sri B. Yerranna formerly Assistant Engineer CERP, Sub-Division-III, Vijayawada following his conviction on 13-05-1999 by the Spl. Judge for SPE & ACB Cases, Vijayawada in ACB trap case. Earlier Sri Yerranna while working as Assistant Engineer, CERP, Bhimavaram was trapped on 9-8-1994 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs.800/- from the complainant for doing official favour to process his bill. He was prosecuted and was found guilty of charges by the Court.

PENSIONERY BENEFITS OF DISTRICT B.C.WELFARE OFFICER, WITHHELD IN A.C.B. TRAP CASE

The Government of Andhra Pradesh have withheld, in full, the gratuity and pension of Sri V. Ananda Babu, formerly District Backward Classes Welfare Officer, Machilipatnam, Krishna district on 11-4-2005 following his conviction by the Spl. Judge for SPE & ACB Cases, Vijayawada.The Spl. Judge for SPE & ACB Cases, Vijayawada convicted the said District Backward Classes Welfare Officer on 23-7-2004 and sentenced him to undergo 2 years Simple Imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs.2500/- each under two counts of the provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. Earlier, Sri V.Ananda Babu, formerly District Backward Classes Welfare Officer, Machilipatnam, Krishna district was trapped by A.C.B. officials on 18-12-1996 when he demanded and accepted bribe of Rs.3000/- from a hostel warden for showing the official favour of not taking any action on the charge memo issued to the said warden and also for sending a favourable report to the higher authorities.

ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE ENGINEER, PANCHAYAT RAJ AND EX-ZPTC MEMBER OF NARASAPURAM OF WEST GODAVARI DISTRICT ARRESTED BY ACB

Sri Palla Venkata Sai Vara Prasad, Assistant Executive Engineer, Panchayat Raj Department and Sri Chaganti Satyanarayana, EX-ZPTC Member of Narasapuram have been arrested by ACB Officers for extorting huge amounts from Government servants mostly from Narasapuram through one Rajendra Prasad, on the pretext that petitions are pending against them in ACB Head Office and that they would get these petitions closed with the help of ACB Officers at Hyderabad. The Modus operandi adopted by the triot was that they used to select some officers telephone to them, specially on Saturdays. The victim officers used to be threatened by telling that complaints are pending in ACB Head Office and that they should visit ACB Office on Monday for enquiry. The officials who received such calls used to get frightened and contact Chaganti Satyanarayana or P.V.S.Vara Prasad, who were known in the area to have earlier dealt with similar matters and settled the issues. On that they used to infuse confidence that they could sort out the issued through one Rajendra Prasad at Hyderabad, by claiming that he had contacts with ACB/other Govt. Officers. They would accompany the victim to Hyderabad and stay in a lodge. After some time Rajendra Prasad used to visited the lodge and pose as if he is contacting ACB/Government Officers on his cell phone and used to demand huge amounts ranging from 5.00 lakhs to 20.00 lakhs in the name of officials. Amounts were used to be taken through cash and DDs which were deposited in the names of his friend and his brother�s wife. Rajendra Prasad is found absconding. Accused Assistant Executive Engineer, Panchayat Raj and EX-ZPTC Member were arrested today i.e. on 23-4-2005. Both are being produced before Hon�ble Principal Special Judge for SPE & ACB Cases, Hyderabad. Case is under investigation.

R.D.O CUDDAPAH & M.R.O CHENNUR MANDAL TRAPPED

Sri Khaja Moinuddin Revenue Divisional Officer Cuddapah and Amanullah Khan Mandal Revenue Officer Chennur Mandal were trapped by the A.C.B Officials today ie., 23-4-2005 at the residence of R.D.O when they demanded and accepted Rs.15,000/- from the complainant to issue title deed of 20 acres land. The complainant handed over the bribe amount to the M.R.O and the same was handed over to R.D.O and kept in a diary on the table. The tainted amount Rs.15,000/- was recovered. When subjected to chemical test both hand fingers of M.R.O and right hand fingers of R.D.O & diary yielded positive result. Accused R.D.O and M.R.O were arrested. Both are being produced before the Hon�ble Spl. Judge for S.P.E and A.C.B cases Nellore. Case is under investigation.

SANITARY INSPECTOR MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OF VISAKHAPATNAM AND PRIVATE PERSON TRAPPED

Sri P.Venkateswara Rao Sanitary Inspector Municipal Corporation of Visakhapatnam and Sri G.Nagaraju a private person were trapped by the A.C.B Officials on 21-4-2005 evening at the business firm of the complainant Poorna Market. The Sanitary Inspector demanded and accepted Rs.1700/- through the private person to issue trade licence. The tainted amount Rs.1700/- was recovered from the shirt pocket of the private person. Both his hand fingers and shirt pocket yielded positive result when subjected to chemical test. The Accused Sanitary Inspector and private person were arrested. Both were produced before Hon�ble Spl. Judge for S.P.E & A.C.B cases Visakhapatnam.Case is under Investigation.

M.P.D.O. YERPEDU MANDAL OF CHITTOOR DISTRICT TRAPPED

Smt.Suvarchala Devi, Mandal Parishad Development Officer, Yerpedu Mandal, Chittoor District was caught red handed by the A.C.B. officials today i.e., 20/04/2005 at her office when she demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.2,500/- from the complainant to fit the bore machine under the �Save the Crop� scheme of Andhra Pradesh S.C.Corporation. The tainted amount Rs.2,500/- was recovered underneath the writing pad on the table. When subjected to the chemical test her left hand fingers and writing pad yielded positive result. Accused Officer was arrested. She is being produced before the Hon�ble Special Judge for SPE & ACB Cases, Nellore. Case is under investigation.

SURPRISE CHECK ON THE AREA HOSPITAL BHAINSA OF ADILABAD DISTRICT

Today i.e. 16-4-2005 the ACB Officials surprised the Area Hospital Bhainsa of Adilabad District, Dr. B. Santhosh Reddy Assistant Civil Surgeon was found absent. He was attending the Area Hospital only on Tuesdays and Fridays. On other days he is doing private practice at Bodhan of Nizamabad District. Today he was found at a Private Nursing Home at Bodhan. The following Doctors namely Dr. Anil Kumar, Dr. Chandu Naik, Dr. Madhavilatha and Dr. Balachandra Reddy who were appointed on contract basis were also found absent. Some other irregularities were also noted.

CUT IN ENTIRE PENSION AND WITHHOLDING GRATUITY IN FULL IMPOSED BY GOVERNMENT IN ACB TRAP CASE

The Government of Andhra Pradesh has issued orders imposing the punishment of cut in entire pension and withholding gratuity in full in respect of Sri S.Harinadha Swamy, Mandal Revenue Officer (Retd), Jalumuru Mandal of Srikakulam District on 2-04-2005 following conviction and sentence imposed by the III Addl. District and Sessions Judge-cum-Special Judge for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam in ACB trap case. Earlier Sri S.Harinadha Swamy, while working as Mandal Revenue Officer, Jalumuru Mandal, Srikakulam District was trapped on 15-09-1995 by the officials of ACB when he demanded and accepted bribe of Rs.700/- from the complainant for doing official favour i.e. issue Property Certificate to the complainant, and he was prosecuted in a court of law. He was found guilty of charges by the Special Court.

ASSISTANT MANAGER OF ARRACK BOTTLING UNIT, UTNOOR, ADILABAD DISTRICT DISMISSED FROM SERVICE FOLLOWING HIS CONVICTION

Sri M.Shankar, Assistant Manager of Arrack Bottling Unit, Utnoor, Adilabad District, was dismissed from service with immediate effect on 7-3-2005 by the Managing Director of A.P. Beverages Corporation Limited on his conviction by the Principal Special Judge for SPE & ACB Cases, Hyderabad.Earlier, Sri M. Shankar was trapped on 17-6-1993 when he demanded and accepted Rs.10,000/- as bribe from a contractor. After completion of the investigation of the case, the Bureau filed charge sheet on 8-8-1994 against Sri M. Shankar in the Court of the Principal Special Judge for SPE & ACB Cases, Hyderabad. The Principal Special Judge for SPE & ACB Cases, Hyderabad after conducting the trail pronounced judgment on 29-11-2004 convicting Sri M. Shankar, Assistant Manager of Arractk Bottling Unit, Utnoor, Adilabad District to undergo rigorous imprisonment for two years and to pay a fine of Rs.3,000/-.

SURPRISE CHECK ON THE TRAPORT CHECK POST MADANOOR OF NIZAMABAD DISTRICT

A.C.B. officials surprised the Transport Check Post, Madnoor of Nizamabad District today i.e., on 8/4/2005 morning. Sri M.G.Chakravarthi Goud, AMVI., and M.Gaangaram, Constable were on duty. An amount of Rs.306/- was seized from Sri k.Shiva Kumar, a Private Person who was found collecting bribes from vehicular traffic by standing in front of Transport Check Post. While surprise check proceedings wre going on, vehicle drivers voluntarily kept Rs.9,970/- as bribe thinking ACB Officials and mediators as R.T.A staff, in total an amount of Rs.10,276/- was seized from Transport Check Post.

INTERNAL VIGILANCE IN A.C.B.

Sri K.Krishna Murty, Senior Assistant working in the Audit Section of Office of the Director General, Anti-Corruption Bureau, Hyderabad was caught when he demanded bribe from the Complainant had an A.C.B. Enquiry pending against him. The Senior Assistant obtained copies of classified documents from D.G. Office which were relating to this case. These copies of confidential documents were used to impress upon the complainant, that the Accused Officer was in command of things and could really help him.The Accused Officer was caught in Shanti Nivas Hotel, Nampally, Hyderabad. Copies of confidential documents were recovered from him. The Accused Officer has been arrested and is being remanded to judicial custody.It is learnt that some unscrupulous members of the staff are indulging in this kind of activity and extracting money from the officers against whom enquires are pending with the A.C.B. In fact , such members of the staff are in no way connected either with the enquiries or in decision making process. It is appealed to all those who are being victimized in this manner to contact the Additional Director, Director or Director General himself.

REVENUE INSPECTOR VEMSURU MANDAL OF KHAMMAM DISTRICT IN A.C.B. NET

Sri Shaik Ahammed S/o Imam, 53 Years , Revenu Inspector of Vemsureu Mandal of Khammam District was caught red handed by the A.C.B. officials today i.e., on 7-4-2005 at his office when he demanded and accepted Rs.1000/- as bribe from the complainant for recommending issue of Land Clearance Certificate required by the Complainant, to produce in the S.R.O. office for sale of his 2 acres of land. Chemical test conducted on both hand fingers and shirt pocket yielded positive. Tainted amount was recovered at the instance of A.O. Accused Officer was arrested. He will be produced before the Hon�ble Principal Special Judge for S.P.E. & A.C.B. Cases, Hyderabad. Case is under investiation.

ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE ENGINEER, PANCHAYAT RAJ, GHATKESAR MANDAL OF RANGA REDDY DISTRICT TRAPPED BY ANTI-CORRUPTION BUREAU

Sri B. Venu Gopal, Assistant Executive Engineer, Panchayat Raj, Ghatkeswar Mandal of Ranga Reddy District was trapped by the ACB officials today i.e. 6-4-2005 at his residence Durgabaidesmukh Colony, Sivam Road, Hyderabad, when he demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.10,000/- from the complainant, a Civil contractor who requested to inspect the completed community hall and make entries in the M.Book at Boduppal in Ghatkesar Mandal. The tainted amount of Rs.10,000/- recovered on the table at his residence. The table on which the money was kept yielded positive result when subjected to chemical test. Accused Officer was arrested. He is being produced before the Addl. Special Judge for SPE & ACB Cases, Hyderabad. Case is under investigation.

100% CUT IN PENSION AND GRATUTIY IMPOSED BY GOVERNMENT IN ACB TRAP CASE

The Government of Andhra Pradesh has issued orders imposing the punishment of withholding of 100% pension and gratuity permanently against Sri B. Shyam Prasad, former Prinicpal of A.P. residential School for B.C.Girls, Arekal at Adoni, Kurnool district on 28-3-2005 following conviction and sentence imposed by the Addl. Special court in A.C.B. trap case.On 1-12-2003 Sri B. Shyam Prasad, the former Principal was convicted and sentenced to undergo rigorous imprisonment for two years and to pay a fine of Rs.2,000/- under each count for the offences punishable under section 7 and also under section 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. He was found guilty of demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.1,000/- in the year 1998 from a Kitchen Helper at the same school for doing official favour of ordering of new service register.

TYPIST OF BODHAN MUNICIPALITY, NIZAMABAD DISTRICT DISMISSED FROM SERVICE FOLLOWING HIS CONVICTION IN A TRAP CASE OF A.C.B.

Sri B.Pratap Singh, Typist of Bodhan Municipality, Nizamabad District has been dismissed from service by the Regional Director-cum-Appellate Commissioner of Municipal Administration, Hyderabad following his conviction in a Trap case of the Anti-Corruption Bureau. Earlier, Sri B.Pratap Singh was convicted and sentenced by the Principal Special Judge for SPE & ACB Cases, Hyderabad to undergo rigorous imprisonment for 2 years and to pay a fine of Rs. 3,000/-. The Anti-Corruption bureau filed a charge sheet against Sri B.Pratap Singh in the Court of the Principal Special Judge for SPE & ACB Cases, Hyderabad as he was trapped on 6-4-1993 when he demanded and accepted Rs.500/- as bribe from the complainant for issuing mutation certificate of his plot.

ASSISTANT ENGINEER, A.P.STATE HOUSING CORPORATION LIMITED, KANKIPADU, KRISHNA DISTRICT ARRESTED IN DISPROPORTIONATE ASSETS CASE

The A.C.B. officials conducted a search in the house of Sri Kolusu Ramanjayya, Assitant Engineer (housing), Kankipadu, Krishna District on 02-04-2005 and unearthed disproportionate assets worth Rs. 20 lakhs. The properties are 6 house sites, one acre agricultural land, three houses, Cement Bricks Industry, household articles, One scooter, One motor Cycle, Cash of Rs. 15,000/-, 3 L.I.C. Policies, 5 Bank Accounts, Shriram Chits etc. A.O. is arrested. He is being produced before Hon�ble Special Judge for SPE & ACB cases, Vijayawada.Case is under investigation.

March - 2005

DEPUTY EXECUTIVE ENGINEER TRAPPED BY A.C.B. OFFICIALS

Anti-Corruption Bureau officials trapped Sri G.Venkataramaiah, Deputy Executive Engineer, Telugu Ganga Project, Brahmamgari Matham, on 30-03-2005, when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 3,000/- from the complainant at his residence. Sri Venkataramaiah accepted the bribe to clear the bills of Rs. 15,000/- of the complainant (contractor) for white washing the Telugu Ganga Employees Quarters. Both his hand fingers tested positive when subjected to chemical test. The tainted bribe amount was recovered from his shirt pocket. The Accused Officer was arrested. He is being produced in the court of Special Judge for A.C.B. Cases, Nellore.Case is under investigation.

WOMEN SUB-INSPECTOR, WOMEN POLICE STATION, ELURU, WEST GODAVARI DISTRICT TRAPPED

Smt: E. Ramani, Woman Sub-Inspector of Police, Women Police Station, Eluru, West Godavari District caught red handed by the ACB Officials today i.e. 31-3-2005 when she demanded and accepted bribe amount of Rs: 2,000/- as illegal gratification from the complainant M. Satyanarayana, Photographer, Dwaraka Tirumala, West Godavari for showing official favour of not registering a case U/s 498-A IPC against his cousin M. Teja Murthy. The tainted amount of Rs: 2,000/- was recovered from her diary. Both the hand fingers and diary pages were subjected to chemical test yielded positive results.Accused Officer is arrested. She is being produced before Hon�ble court of Special Judge for SPE and ACB Cases at Vijayawada.Case is under investigation.

ASST. ENGINEER, KOLCHARAM (M), MEDAK DISTRICT TRAPPED BY ACB

Sri K.Narasaiah, 45 years, Asst. Engineer, Kolcharam (M), Medak Dist was caught red handed by the A.C.B. officials today i.e. on 30-3-2005 at his office when he demanded and accepted Rs.1,000/- as bribe from the complainant for recording measurements in M.Book pertaining to works under S.G.R.Y. (Drainage works) completed by the complainant about five months back. Chemical test conducted on both hand fingers and right side back pocket yielded positive results. Tainted amount was recovered from the position of A.O. at his instance. Accused officer was arrested. He is being produced before the Hon�ble Prinicpal Special Judge for S.P.E. & A.C.B. cases, Hyderabad. Case is under investigation.

JUNIOR ASSISTANT O/o M.R.O, LUXETTIPET, ADILABAD DISTRICT IN ACB NET

Sri M.A. Nayeem, Junior Assistant, 49 years, O/o the M.R.O. Luxettipet of Adilabad District was caught red handed by the A.C.B. officials today i.e. on 30-3-2005 infront of a shop at Luxettipet when he demanded and accepted Rs.3,000/- as bribe from the complainant for giving a copy of survey report panchanama. Chemical test conducted on both hand fingers and right side trouser pocket yielded positive results. Tainted amount was recovered at the instance of A.O. from his right trouser pocket.Accused Officer was arrested. He is being produced before the Hon�ble Principal Special Judge for S.P.E. & A.C.B cases, Hyderabad.Case is under investigation.

COMMERCIAL TAX OFFICER, SURYAPET OF NALGONDA DISTRICT TRAPPED

Sri K. Dasaratham, Commercial Tax Officer Suryapet of Nalgonda District was trapped by the ACB officials on 25-03-2005 at his office when he demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.20,000/- from the Complainant to do an official favour for not issuing offence notice for payment of tax to his business firm. The tainted amount of Rs.20,000/- was recovered from his bath room ventilator. Accused Officer right hand fingers and bath room ventilator yielded positive results, when subjected to chemical test. Accused Commercial Tax Officer was arrested. He was produced before the Hon�ble Addl. Spl. Judge for SPE and ACB Cases, Hyderabad and remanded to Judicial Custody. Case is under investigation.

DY.CHIEF INSPECTOR OF BOILERS TRAPPED BY A.C.B.

Sri B.Umamaheshwara Rao, Dy.Chief Inspector of Boilers (HR), Hyderabad was trapped by the officials of A.C.B. on 23-3-2005 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs.10,000/- from the complainant for doing an official favour. The complainant repaired the boiler of a rice mill in Nalgonda Dist. The Dy. Chief Inspector of boilers Hyderabad Range Sri B.Umamaheshwara Rao asked for Rs.10,000/- as bribe to accept the work completion report, for not inspecting the boiler at the rice mill and to favour the complainant in future.The accused officer took the bribe of Rs.10,000/- and gave it to a private person. The tainted amount was recovered from the private person. The Phenolphthalein test conducted on the right hand fingers of Sri Uma Maheshwara Rao proved positive. He was arrested and produced before the Principal Spl. Judge for A.C.B. cases today i.e. 24-3-2005.Case is under investigation.

SANITARY INSPECTOR, PITHAPURAM MUNICIPALITY OF EAST GODAVARI DISTRICT TRAPPED

Madda Samarpana babu Varaprasad, Sanitary Inspector � II of Pithapuram Municipality and Danda Satyavathi Temporary Worker of Pithapuram Municipality of West Godavari District were caught red handed by the ACB officials today i.e. 24-3-2005 when Varaprasad demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.5,00/- through Satyavathi as illegal gratification from the complainant for issue of death certificate of his younger brother Late Vasamsetti Dasu. The tainted amount Rs.500/- was recovered from left side shirt front pocket of Varaprasad. Left hand fingers and left inner line of the front pocket of Varaprasad and both hands fingers of Satyavathi yielded positive result when subjected to chemical test. Both Sanitary Inspector-II and Temporary Worker are arrested and they are being produced before Hon�ble Court of Special Judge for SPE & ACB Cases at Visakhapatnam. Case is under investigation.

FORMER SUB-INSPECTOR OF POLICE, MALAKPET POLICE STATION HYDERABAD CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

The Principal Special Judge for ACB cases, Hyderabad convicted Sri Mohd. Hussain, former Sub-Inspector of Police, Malakpet Police Station, Hyderabad and sentenced him to undergo Rigorous Imprisonment for one year and to pay a fine of Rs.1000/- under Section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and in default to pay fine to suffer three months of simple imprisonment in a trap case booked against him by the Anti-Corruption Bureau. The Principal Special Judge also convicted him and sentenced to undergo two years of Rigorous Imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs.2,000/- under Section 13 (1) (d) of the Prevention of Corruption act, 1988 and in default to pay the fine, to suffer 6 months of simple imprisonment in the same case. Both the sentences were ordered to run concurrently. Sri Mohd, Hussain, while working as Sub-Inspector of Police, Malakpet Police Station, Hyderabad was trapped by the ACB Officials on 16-7-1994 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs.1500/- from the complainant for not interfering with the affairs of the New Pragathi Degree College for Women, Dilsukhnagar, Hyderabad.

SUPERINTENDENT, RUIA HOSPITAL, TIRUPATI TRAPPED

Dr. Y.Rama Krishnaiah, Superintendent, Ruia Hospital, Tirupati, was caught red handed today i.e. 22-3-2005 when he demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.2,000/- as illegal gratification from complainant Smt. K.Krishna Kumari, Junior Assistant of same hospital for not changing her routine duty. The tainted amount of Rs.2,000/- was recovered from his chamber, when subjected to chemical test both his hand fingers yielded positive result.Accused Superintendent was arrested. He is being produced before the Hon�ble Special Judge for S.P.E. & A.C.B. cases, Nellore.Case is under investigation.

ADDITIONAL PUBLIC PROSECUTOR, MAHILA SESSIONS COURT, VIJAYAWADA, TRAPPED

Smt. K.Sandhya Rani, Additional Public Prosecutor, Mahila Sessions Court, Vijayawada, was caught red handed by the A.C.B. officials yesterday evening i.e. on 21-3-2005 when she demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.4,000/- as illegal gratification from the complainant Sri Ch. Koteswara Rao, R/o Machavaram, Vijayawada for producing document of proof of age of his daughter Kumari Archana who was raped by Shiva Kumar and argue the case for successful prosecution. The tainted amount of Rs.4,000/- was recovered from her office chamber. Both the hand fingers were subjected to the chemical test yielded positive results.Accused Officer is arrested and being produced before the Hon�ble Court of Special Judge for SPE and ACB Cases at Vijayawada on 22-3-2005. Case is under investigation.

I/C REGISTRAR OF CHITS AND EMPLOYEE OF KAPIL CHITS, ELURU OF WEST GODAVARI DISTRICT TRAPPED

K.Umamaheswara Rao, Incharge Registrar of Chits and Gunadala Nagaraju, Employee in Kapil Chits of Eluru of West Godavari District was caught red handed by the ACB Officials yesterday evening i.e. 18-3-2005 when they demanded and accepted an amount of RS.2,300/- as illegal gratification from the complainant for Registration of Firm S.S.U. Chits & Finance Company, Bendaluru of W.G.District. The tainted amount Rs.2300/- was recovered from pant pocket of Employee. Both the hand fingers of Incharge Registrar and the left hand fingers and pant pocket of Employee yielded positive result, when subjected to chemical test. Both Incharge Registrar and Employee were arrested. Both of them were produced before Hon�ble Court of Special Judge for SPE and ACB Cases at Vijayawada. Case is under investigation.

SUB TREASURY OFFICER, NARSAMPET OF WARANGAL DISTRICT TRAPPED.

Sri Mohd. Mohsin Shah Khan, Sub-Treasury Officer, Narsampet of Warangal District was caught red handed by the ACB officials today i.e. 19-3-2005 at his office when he demanded and accepted Rs.500/- as bribe from the complainant for issuing Proceedings of Pension & Gratuity papers. The tainted amount of Rs.500/- was seized. Both hand fingers and shirt pocket yielded positive to chemical test. Accused Officer was arrested. He is being produced before the Hon�ble Principal Special Judge for SPE & ACB Cases, Hyderabad. Case is under investigation.

VETERINARY ASSISTANT SURGEON PONNALURU MANDAL OF PRAKASAM DISTRICT TRAPPED

Sri Sk.Kaleel Basha, Veterinary Assistant Surgeon, Ponnaluru Mandal of Prakasam district was caught red-handed by the ACB officials at his residence at Kandukur town today i.e. 19-3-2005 when he demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.500/- as illegal gratification from the complainant to issue health and valuation certificate to purchase sheep. The tainted amount Rs.500/- was recovered from the book where the amount was kept. Accused Veterinary Surgeon was arrested. He is being produced before the Hon�ble Special Judge for SPE & ACB Cases, Nellore.Case is under investigation.

ASSISTANT P.A.O. AND SUPERINTENDENT OF P.A.O�s OFFICE HYDERABAD TRAPPED

Sri P.Ramachandra Rao, Asst. Pay and Accounts Officer and Sri E.Rukmangada Reddy, Superintendent of Pay & Accounts Office, Hyderabad were trapped by the officials of the A.C.B. on 18-3-2005 when they demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs.6,000/- for processing and passing bills. The complainant approached the Accused Officers for passing bills pertaining to Bharat Scouts and Guides for which the Accused Officers demanded Rs.6,000/- as bribe.The tainted amount of Rs. 6,000/- was recovered from Sri E.Rukmangada Reddy, Superintendent, and phenolphthalein test conducted on his hand proved positive. Both the Accused officers were arrested and are being produced before the Principal Special Judge for ACB cases at Hyderabad.Case is under investigation.

DY.M.R.O. THIRUMALAGIRI OF HYDERABAD TRAPPED

Sri G.Satyanarayana, Dy.M.R.O., Office of the M.R.O. Tirumalagiri of Hyderabad was caught red handed by the A.C.B. officials today i.e. 18-3-2005 when he demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.5,000/- as illegal gratification from the complainant to do an official favour.The complainant had applied for �Area Certificate� for the purpose of seeking exemption of corpus fund for the St.Judes Educational Society. The tainted amount of Rs.5,000/- was recovered from the pant pocket of the Deputy M.R.O. Phenolphthalein test proved positive.The Dy. M.R.O. was arrested. He is being produced before the Principal Spl. Court for SPE & ACB Cases, Hyderabad. Case is under investigation.

CIVIL SURGEON AND HIS ASSISTANT, GOVERNMENT HEADQUARTERS HOSPITAL, RAJAHMUNDRY OF EAST GODAVARI DISTRICT TRAPPED

Dr. B.C. Naik, M.D., Civil Surgeon and his Assistant A.Anjaneya Prasad, Government Headquarters Hospital, Rajahmundry of East Godavari District were caught red handed by A.C.B. officials last night i.e. 16-03-2005 when they demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.400/- as illegal gratification from the complainant for issuing the death certificate of her son-in-law. The tainted amount of Rs.400/- was recovered from shirt pocket of Assistant A.Anjaneya Prasad and chemical test of Doctor�s right hand fingers, Assistant�s both hand fingers and shirt pocket yielded positive result, when subjected to chemical test.Both the Doctor and Assistant were arrested. Both were produced before Hon�ble Court of Special Judge for SPE and ACB Cases at Visakhapatnam today i.e. 17-3-2005.Case is under investigation.

FORMER JUNIOR ASSISTANT, OFFICE OF THE MANDAL REVENUE OFFICER, AMADALAVALASA SRIKAKULAM DISTRICT CONVICTED IN A TRAP CASE

On 10-3-2005 the Special Judge for A.C.B. Cases, Visakhapatnam has convicted Sri S.Venku Naidu, formerly Junior Assistant, Office of the Mandal Revenue Officer, Amadalavalasa, Srikakulam District and sentenced him to undergo simple imprisonment for one year and to pay a fine of Rs.1,000/- in default to suffer simple imprisonment for one month for the charge under section 7 of the P.C. act, 1988 and also sentenced him to undergo simple imprisonment for one year and to pay a fine of Rs.1,000/- in default to suffer simple imprisonment for one month for the charges under sections 13(2) r/w 13(1) (d) of the P.C. Act, 1988. Both the substantive sentences of imprisonment shall run concurrently. Earlier, Sri S. Venku Naidu, while working as Junior Assistant, Office of the Mandal Revenue Officer, Amadalavalasa, Srikakulam district, was trapped by the A.C.B. officials on 8-10-1996 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs.100/- from a doctor through his compounder for delivery of death certificate of the father of the complainant.

FORMER SPECIAL REVENUE INSPECTOR, OFFICE OF THE MANDAL REVENUE OFFICE, JANGAREDDYGUDEM, WEST GODAVARI DISTRICT CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

On 9-3-2005 The Special Judge for ACB Cases, Vijayawada has convicted Sri P. V. Ramanaiah, formerly Special Revenue Inspector, Office of the Mandal Revenue Officer, Jangareddygudem, West Godavari District and sentenced him to undergo Rigorous Imprisonment for two years and to pay a fine of Rs.2500/- under section 7 and section 13 (1) (d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and in default to pay fine to suffer six months of simple imprisonment in a trap case booked against him by the Anti-Corruption Bureau. Both the sentences were ordered to run concurrently. Sri P.V.Ramanaiah, while working as Special Revenue Inspector Office of the Mandal Revenue Officer, Jangareddygudem, West Godavari District was trapped by the ACB Officials on 16-10-1997 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs.500/- from the complainant for issuing duplicate copy of Pattadar Pass Book.

SURPRISE CHECK ON THE CHECK POSTS OF TRANSPORT AND COMMERCIAL TAX, WANKIDI OF ADILABAD DISTRICT

On the intervening night of 12/13-3-2005 the ACB officials surprised check posts of transport and Commercial tax, Wankidi of Adilabad district. Sri Ramesh Rathod, A.M.V.I. was found on duty. An amount of Rs.15,000/- was recovered from bushes thrown by Private person. An amount of Rs.1620/- seized from Bhaskar Rao, Private person who was found collecting bribes from vehicle crew by standing in front of transport check post. Rs.400/- excess was found in Govt. Cash. Rs.40/- excess found with Attender Sri Ganganna. While surprise A.C.B. raid was in progress, vehicle drivers voluntarily kept Rs.2,500/- as bribe, thinking ACB officials as RTA staff, in total an amount of Rs.19,560/- was seized from Transport check post.Sri K. Sharath Chandra Reddy, A.C.T.O. was on duty at the Commercial Tax check post. An amount of Rs.3,930/- was seized from B.Ramesh, Private person who was found collecting bribes from vehicle crew by standing in front of C.T. check post. Excess cash of Rs.280/- and Rs.80/- found with Junior Assistants and Rs.320/- offered as bribe by vehicle drivers while the surprise check proceedings were going, in total an amount of Rs.4,610/- was seized from Commercial Tax Check Post.

PROFESSOR ORTHOPAEDIC KING GEORGE HOSPITAL VISAKHAPATNAM TRAPPED

Sri M.Venkateswara Rao, Professor & Orthopaedic Surgeon of King George Hospital Visakhapatnam was caught red handed by A.C.B. officials on 12-3-2005 night in his clinic Adithya Medical Centre, Opp: K.G.H., when he demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.1,000/- part payment (Rs.2,000/- already collected on 10-3-2005 as first part as bribe from the complainant to give proper treatment in K.G.H. The tainted amount of Rs.1,000/- was recovered from his shirt pocket. Both his hand fingers and shirt pocket yielded positive result when subjected to chemical test. Accused Othopaedic Professor was arrested. He was produced before the Hon�ble Spl. Judge for S.P.E. & A.C.B. cases, Visakhapatnam.Case is under investigation.

ASSISTANT ENGINEER ICHAPURAM MUNICIPALITY OF SRIKAKULAM DISTRICT TRAPPED

Sri Y.Nageswara Rao, Assistant Engineer-I, Ichapuram Municipality of Srikakulam district caught red-handed by A.C.B. officials at his office yesterday i.e. on 10-3-2005 evening when he demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.2,500/- as bribe from complainant for inspection and forwarding the road bill of Rs.25,000/-. The tainted amount Rs.2,500/- was recovered from his pant back right pocket. Both his hand fingers, pant back right pocket yielded positive result, when subjected to chemical test. Accused Asst. Engineer was arrested. He was produced before Hon�ble Spl.Judge for SPE & ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam. Case is under investigation. He was also earlier trapped during the year 2000 while working at Vizianagaram. This case is pending trial before the Hon�ble court at Visakhapatnam

PANCHAYAT SECRETARY KATEPALLY OF NELLORE DISTRIT TRAPPED

Sri B.Mala Konda Reddy, Panchayat Secretary of Katepally village of Nellore district was caught red-handed by A.C.B. officials today i.e. 11-3-2005 at M.R.O. Office Vinjamur mandal when he demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.3,000/- as bribe from complainant to return her pass book, title deed of 2.1/2 acres as the Government distributed 1 lakh acre scheme on 26-1-2005. The tainted amount of Rs.3,000/- was recovered from his shirt pocket. His right hand fingers, shirt pocket yielded positive result, when subjected to chemical test. Panchayat Secretary was arrested. He is being produced before the Hon�ble Spl. Judge for S.P.E. & A.C.B. Cases, Nellore. Case is under investigation.

ASSISTANT ENGINEER PANCHAYAT RAJ PEDDA MANDYAM OF CHITTOOR DISTRICT TRAPPED

Sri J.Krishnaiah Asst. Engineer Panchayat Raj Pedda Mandyam of Chittoor District was caught red handed by A.C.B. officials yesterday evening i.e 09-03-2005 at his residence Madanapalli when he demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.3,000/- as bribe from complt. to issue rice coupons for the work worth Rs.50,000/- under S.D.R.Y. scheme. The tainted amount Rs.3,000/- was recovered from his bag. Both his hand fingers yielded positive result, when subjected to chemical test. Accused Asst. Engineer was arrested. He was produced before Hon�ble Spl. Judge for SPE & ACB Cases, Nellore.Case is under investigation.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT PROJECT OFFICER (RETD) CONVICTED IN A.C.B. CASES

Sri T.S. Lakshman Rao, formerly CDPO (Retd), Kodumuru, Kurnool district was convicted and sentenced by the Additional Special Judge for SPE & ACB Cases, Hyderabad on 9-3-2005 to undergo rigorous imprisonment for one year and to pay a fine of Rs.1,000/- under each count for the offences punishable U/s 7 and 13 (1) (d) r/w 13 (2) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and in default of payment of fine amount to suffer three months simple imprisonment. Both sentences were ordered to run concurrently. Earlier the Accused Officer was trapped by officials of the Ant-Corruption Bureau on 9-2-1994 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs.400/- from a Private Transport Operator for passing a bill relating to the shifting charges of office furniture etc to a new office building.

FORMER D.M &H.O. MAHABOOBNAGAR IN DISSPROPORTIONATE ASSETS CASE

Simultaneous searches were conducted on 9-3-2005 at the residence of Dr.K.Man Mohan Reddy, former District Medical & Health Officer, Mahaboobnagar and his relatives at Hyderabad and found incriminating documents of movable and immovable assets, cash and jewellery all worth Rs.37,50,000/- (Thirty Seven Lakhs Fifty thousands only) which are far disproportionate to his known sources of income. Earlier Dr.K.Man Mohan Reddy was trapped on 31-01-2005 by the A.C.B. Officials when he demanded and accepted bribe of Rs.6,000/- from his subordinate Dr.P.Vijaya Kumari, Medical Officer, Primary Health Centre, Burgula of Farooqnagar Mandal, Mahaboobnagar district. The Accused D.M & H.O. was arrested. He is produced before the Hon�ble Addl.Spl.Judge for S.P.E. & A.C.B. Cases, Hyderabad. The Case is under investigation

MANDAL SURVEYOR AND MANDAL REVENUE INSPECTOR CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

The Special Judge for S.P.E. & A.C.B. Cases, Vijayawada has convicted Sri P. Venkata Ramaiah, Mandal Surveyor and Sri C. Sambasiva Rao, Mandal Revenue Inspector, formerly of Mandal Revenue Office, Narasaraopet of Guntur District on 18-02-2005 and sentenced them to undergo imprisonment for a period of Two years and also to pay a fine of Rs.2500/- each and in default to suffer simple imprisonment for six months each, for the offences U/s 7 of P.C. Act 1988 r/w 34 I.P.C. and U/s 13 (1) (d) r/w 13(2) of P.C. Act 1988 and r/w 34 I.P.C. both the sentences were ordered to run concurrently. Earlier, the said officials were trapped by the Anti-Corruption Bureau officials on 26-07-1993 when they demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs.5,000/- from an Ex-Serviceman for showing official favour to give possession of 5.47 acres of land to him.

SUB-INSPECTOR OF POLICE MUDHOLE POLICE STATION OF ADILABAD DISTRICT TRAPPED

Sri T.Venkateswar Rao, Sub-Inspector of Police Mudhole Police Station of Adilabad District was caught red handed by the ACB Officials today i.e. on 4-3-2005 morning at his residence when he demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.10,000/- as bribe from the complainant to release the crime vehicle (Jeep) involved in an accident case on 22-2-2005. The tainted amount of Rs.10,000/- recovered from his residence kept in a book. The cover and the book, where the tainted amount was kept, were subjected to chemical test, which yielded positive result.The Accused Officer was arrested. He is being produced before the Hon�ble Principal Special Judge for SPE & ACB Cases, Hyderabad. Case is under investigation.

ACCOUNTS SUPERINTENDENT OF DIVISIONAL FOREST OFFICE VISAKHAPATNAM TRAPPED

Sri P. Chakrapani Accounts Superintendent of Divisional Forest Office, Visakhapatnam was caught red handed by the ACB Officials today i.e. on 4-3-2005 at his office when he demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.1500/- as bribe from the complainant to clear the file of advertisement sign board placed, to be placed on the road side in forest land. The tainted amount of Rs.1500/- was recovered from his office cash box in Almirah, when subjected to the chemical test, yielded positive result on his both hand fingers.The Accused was arrested. He is being produced before the Hon�ble Special Judge for ACB Cases Visakhapatnam. Case is under investigation

FORMER R.D.O. NAGARKURNOOL OF MAHABUBNAGAR DISTRICT IN DISPROPORTIONATE ASSETS CASE

Today i.e. 03-03-2005 simultaneous searches were conducted at the residences of Sri K. Krishna Reddy, formerly R.D.O., Nagarkurnool of Mahabubnagar district and his relatives at Hyderabad and Jagityal of Karimnagar district and incriminating documents of movable and immovable assets. Cash and jewellery all worth Rs.20,00,000/- (Twenty Lakhs only) were found resulting in assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. Earlier Sri K. Krishna Reddy was trapped on 27-12-2004 by the A.C.B. officials when he demanded and accepted bribe of Rs.5,000/- from one Sri Venkata Subba Rao R/o Kollapur of Mahabubnagar District. The case is under investigation

SUB-TREASURY OFFICER MACHILIPATNAM OF KRISHNA DISTRICT TRAPPED

Sri A.B.Surya Prakash Sub-Treasury Officer Machilipatnam of Krishna District was trapped by ACB Officials yesterday i.e. 1-3-2005 at the Office of District Treasury Office Mahilipatnam when he demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.1,000/- as illegal gratification from the complainant Sri Gudivada Krishna Bhaskar Sub-Jail Contractor Machilipatnam to clear three months bills W/Rs.25,000/-. The left hand fingers subjected to the chemical test yielded positive result and the tainted amount of Rs.1,000/- was recovered from his possession. Accused Officer was arrested. He is produced before Hon�ble Judge for SPE & ACB Cases, Vijayawada. Case is under investigation

ENGINEERS OF MUNICIPAL CORPORATION VISAKHAPATNAM TRAPPED

Sri B.Rama Murthy Dy. Executive Engineer, Sri R.V.V. Prasad Asst. Engineer, and Sri D.Appa Rao Draftsman of Engineering Section, Division V, Municipal Corporation Visakhapatnam were caught red handed by ACB officials today i.e. 1-3-2005 at Visakhapatnam when they demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.2,000/-, Rs.12,000/-, Rs.2,000/- total Rs.16,000/- as bribe from complainant M.Kanaka Rao contractor for passing the final bill of Rs.4,37,000/-. The tainted amount Rs.2,000/- recovered from shirt left pocket of B.Rama Murthy Dy.E.E. and when subjected to chemical test yielded positive result on his right hand fingers. Rs.12,000/- recovered from R.V.V. Prasad A.E. from his left pant pocket and yielded positive result on his both hand fingers (Rs.6,000/- for himself and Rs.6,000/- taken on behalf of Sri K.R.S. Chowdary Executive Engineer). Rs.2,000/- recovered from Sri D. Appa Rao draftsman from his right pant pocket and yielded positive result on his right hand fingers. The ACB officials also seized official favour document from Municipal Office.All the three Accused were arrested. They are being produced before Hon�ble Spl Judge for ACB Cases Vishakapatnam.Case is under investigation.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR, HOLDING ADDITIONAL CHARGE AS JOINT DIRECTOR (ADMN) B.C.WELFARE HYDERABAD TRAPPED

Sri Sunki Srinivasulu, Deputy Director, holding additional charge as Joint Director (Admn) B.C.Welfare Hyderabad, was caught red handed by A.C.B. officials today i.e.1-3-2005 at T.T.D guest house Dwaraka Tirumala Eluru of West Godavari Dist, when he demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.30,000/- as bribe from the complainant B.Nagabushanam B.C. Welfare officer Eluru of West Godavari Dist, for writing better inspection report on the eve of inspection. Both his hand fingers subject to the chemical test, yielded positive result. The tainted amount Rs.30,000/- and Rs.75,000/- collected from the officials of B.C.Welfare E.G.Dist also seized. Accused Officer was arrested. He is being produced before Hon�ble Judge for SPE & ACB cases Vijayawada. Case is under investigation.

February - 2005

DIVISIONAL ACCOUNTS OFFICER ROADS & BUILDINGS DEPARTMENT KURNOOL ARRESTED IN DISPROPORTIONATE ASSETS CASE

The ACB officials conducted search in the office and residence of Sri A. Srinivasa Raju, Divisional Accounts Officer, Roads and Buildings Department, Kurnool, at Kurnool and Nellore on 28-02-2005 and unearthed disproportionate assets worth Rs.36 lakhs. The properties include houses at Nellore Town and Kaluvoy village in Nellore, house sites in Nellore, fixed deposits worth Rs.4 lakhs, House-hold articles worth Rs.1.5 lakhs and LIC bonds. The bank accounts are seized. Accused Officer is arrested. He is being produced before Hon�ble Special Judge for A.C.B. Cases, Nellore. Case is under investigation

ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE ENGINEER PANCHAYAT RAJ BADWEL OF KADAPA DISTRICT TRAPPED

Sri C.V.K.Narsimhulu Assistant Engineer Panchayat Raj Badwel of Kadapa District caught red handed by ACB officials yesterday i.e. 27-2-2005 at his residence Madanapally when he demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.2,000/- as bribe from complainant for issuing valuation certificate under Food for Work Scheme. The tainted amount Rs.2,000/- was recovered from his table drawer. The papers in table drawer yielded positive result and also seized official favour documents.Accused was arrested. He is produced before Special Judge for ACB Cases, Nellore. Case is under investigation

FORMER OFFICE SUPERINTENDENT OFFICE OF THE MANDAL REVENUE OFFICER,VEMSOOR MANDAL OF KHAMMAM DISTRICT CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

The Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad has convicted Sri B. Seshagiri, Rao, former Office Superintendent Office of the Mandal Revenue Officer, Vemsoor Mandal of Khammam district and sentenced him to undergo Rigorous Imprisonment for one year and to pay a fine of Rs.1,000/- under section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and in default to pay fine to suffer three months of simple imprisonment in a trap case booked against him by the Anti-Corruption Bureau. The Principal Special Judge also convicted him and sentenced to undergo two years of Rigorous Imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs.2,000/- under Section 13(1)(d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and in default to pay the fine to suffer 6 months of simple imprisonment in the same case. Both the sentences were ordered to run concurrently.Sri B.Seshagiri Rao while working as Office Superintendent office of the Mandal Revenue Officer, Vemsoor Mandal of Khammam district was trapped by the ACB Officials on 28-9-1999 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs.3,000/- from the complainant for issuing Pahanies.

ORTHOPAEDIC TECHNICIAN OF OSMANIA GENERAL HOSPITAL JAILED FOR THREE YEARS IN BRIBERY CASE

Sri B.Satyanarayana, Orthopedic Technician, Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad was convicted on 18-2-2005 by the Principal Special Judge for SPE & ACB Cases, Hyderabad and sentenced to undergo rigorous imprisonment for 1 year and to pay a fine of Rs.1000/- for the offence punishable under section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and in default of payment of fine to suffer simple imprisonment for 3 months. He was also sentenced to undergo rigorous imprisonment for 2 years and to pay a fine of Rs.2,000/- for the offence punishable under secdtion 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and in default of payment of fine to suffer simple imprisonment for 6 months. Both the above sentences were ordered to run concurrently. On 6th July,1993, Sri B.Satyanarayaa, Orthopedic Technician was caught red handed by the Officials of the Anti-Corruption Bureau when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs.150/- from a disabled person of Hyderabad for doing an official favour of processing and issuing a Physically Handicapped Certificate to him.

DEPOT MANAGER, A.P.S.R.T.C, BHAINSA OF ADILABAD DISTRICT TRAPPED

Sri Ramesh Kulkarni, Depot Manager, A.P.S.R.T.C., Bhainsa Depot of Adilabad District was caught red handed by ACB officials today i.e., 22-2-2005 in the Depot premises, when he demanded and accepted Rs.5,000/- as bribe from the complainant who was working as driver in the same depot to release him from suspension and not to give any punishment. The Complainant ws involved in an accident case. The tainted amount of Rs.5,000/- was recovered from his pant pocket. His right hand fingers and pant back right pocket yielded positive result. Accused was arrested. He is being produced before the Hon�ble Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad. Case is under investigation.

MUNICIPAL COMMISSIONER, HINDUPUR ARRESTED IN DISPROPORTIONATE ASSETS CASE

The ACB officials conducted simultaneous house searches in the residence of Sri G.Krishnaiah, Municipal Commissioner, Hindupur and in Nellore district and unearthed assets worth about 42 lakhs which include a house at Hyderabad, an apartment at Nellore, house sites at Nellore and Tirupati, Agricultural land near Nellore, house hold articles worth about Rs.4 lakhs and cash about Rs.1 lakh. Bank locker and bank account are seized. A.O. is arrested. He is being produced before Hon�ble Special Judge for ACB Cases, Nellore. Case is under investigation.

FORMER MANDAL REVENUE OFFICER, BETHAMCHERLA, KURNOOL DISTRICT CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE.

The Additional Special Judge for S.P.E. & A.C.B. Cases, Hyderabad has convicted Mr. N.Krishnaiah, Mandal Revenue Officer, Bethamcherla, Kurnool district and sentenced him to under go Rigorous Imprisonment for two years and to pay a fine of Rs.1,000/- in a trap case booked against him by ACB. In default of payment of fine the Accused Officer to suffer three months S.I. Both sentences of imprisonment shall run concurrently.Earlier he was trapped by A.C.B. officials on 3-8-1993 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs.1600/- through his Revenue Inspector as illegal gratification for issuing Solvency Certificates to two residents of Cement Nagar, Bethamcherla Mandal

PANCHAYAT SECRETARY GOTHI GUNDALA VILLAGE OF NELLORE DISTRICT TRAPPED

Sri M.Krishna Kumar, Pachayat Secretary, Gothi Gundala Village of Nellore District caught Red-handed by A.C.B. officials on 15-2-2005 at his native village Vinjamoor when he demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.2,000/- as bribe from the complainant to handover Pattadar Pass Book. The tainted amount Rs.2,000/- recovered from his Motor-Cycle Bag and the same bag yielded positive result.The accused was arrested on 15-2-2005. He is produced before Special Judge for A.C.B. cases, Nellore. Case is under investigation.

100% CUT IN PENSION AND GRATUITY IMPOSED BY GOVERNMENT IN A.C.B. TRAP CASE.

The Government of Andhra Pradesh has issued orders imposing the punishment of with-holding of 100% pension and gratuity permanently against Sri Sunderlal, senior Assistant, District Treasury Office, Ranga Reddy district, on 8-2-2005 following the conviction and sentence imposed by the Special Court in A.C.B. trap case.On 29th January, 2004 Sri Sunderlal, senior Assistant was convicted and sentenced to undergo rigorous imprisonment for one year each and to pay a fine of Rs.1000/- each for the offence punishable under section 7 and also under section 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, as he was found guilty of demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.1000/- in the year 1994, from a clerk working in the Munsif Magistrate Court, Chevella, Ranga Reddy District for doing an official favour of returning his Service Register.

FORMER CIVIL SURGEON DR. K.SATYANARAYANA REDDY GOVERNMENT HEAD QUARTERS HOSPITAL KARIMNAGAR CONVICTED IN A TRAP CASE.

Principal Special Judge for SPE and ACB cases Hyderabad delivered judgement on 11-2-2005 convicting DR. K.Satyanarayana Reddy former Civil Surgeon Govt. Head Quarter Hospital Karimnagar and sentenced him to undergo two years rigorous imprisonment and to pay fine of Rs. 2,000/- for the offence U/s 13 (2) r/w 13(1) (d) and one year rigorous imprisonment and to pay fine of Rs.1,000/- for the offence U/s 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. Both sentences shall run concurrently. Accused Dr. while working as Civil Surgeon Government Head Quarter Hospital Karimnagar was trapped by ACB officials during 1993 when he demanded and accepted the bribe amount Rs.1,000/-.

FORMER SUB-INSPECTOR PROHIBITION AND EXCISE SHADNAGAR OF MAHABUBNAGAR DISTRICT DISMISSED FROM SERVICE

Sri Mohd. Jahangir, former sub-Inspector Prohibition & Excise Shadnagar of Mahabubnagar district dismissed from service as he was convicted in a trap case. While he was working as sub-Inspector Prohibition & Excise Shadnagar of Mahabubnagar district trapped by ACB officials on 16-7-1997 when he demanded and accepted bribe of Rs.10,000/- from a resident of shadnagar for not arresting him in the excise case in which he was implicated. He was convicted by the Add. Spl. Judge for SPE & ACB cases Hyderabad on 9-11-2004 and sentenced him to undergo two years rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs.1,000/- each under two counts. Consequent to the conviction the Dy. Commissioner of Prohibition & Excise division Hyderabad dismissed Sri Mohd. Jahangir, Sub-Inspector, Prohibition and Excise from service.

JUNIOR ASSISTANT I.T.I. MANCHERIYAL OF ADILABAD DISTRICT TRAPPED

Sri D.Ramaswamy, Junior Assistant Apprentice Advisor, Industrial Training Institute, Mancheryal of Adilabad District was caught red handed by A.C.B. officials today i.e., 11-02-2005 when he demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.2500/- from the complainant to return Original S.S.C. Certificate. The tainted amount Rs.2500/- was recovered from his shirt pocket. His shirt pocket and his both hand fingers yielded positive result. Accused was arrested. He is being produced before Special Judge for A.C.B. Cases, Hyderabad. Case is under investigation.

ASST. PUBLIC PROSECUTOR, JFCM COURT, ELAMANCHALI, VISAKHAPATNAM DIST. TRAPPED

Sri M.Rama Rao, Asst. Public Prosecutor, JFCM Court, Elamanchali of Visakhapatnam District was caught red handed by ACB officials today i.e. on 9-2-2005 at Court Verandah of Elamanchali when he demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.1000/- as bribe from the complainant for conducting prosecution in a criminal case. The tainted amount of Rs.1,000/- was recovered from let side pant pocket. His left side pant pocket and left hand fingers yielded positive result.Accused was arrested. He is being produced before the Hon�ble Special Judge for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam.Case is under investigation.

INCHARGE DEPUTY EXECUTIVE ENGINEER, TELUGU GANGA PROJECT,VELUGODU OF KURNOOL DISTRICT TRAPPED

Sri Y.Guru Prasad, incharge Deputy Executive Engineer, Telugu Ganga Project, Velugodu of Kurnool district was trapped by ACB officials to-day i.e.7-2-2005 at his residence Nandyal when he demanded and directed the complainant contractor to hand over the bribe amount to his NMR to recommend and return the additional security deposit of Rs.73,000/- after completing tender work to the Executive Engineer. The tainted amount Rs.7,000/- recovered from right side pant pocket of NMR and yielded positive result of his right side pant pocket and his right hand fingers. Accused Y.Guru Prasad, incharge Executive Engineer and NMR Venkateswarlu were arrested. Both are being produced before Hon�ble Additional Judge for ACB cases, Hyderabad.Case is under investigation.

ACTO AUDIT, OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER, COMMERCIAL TAXES, WARANGAL ARRESTED IN DISPROPORTIONATE ASSETS CASE

The ACB officials conducted simultaneous searches at the residence, business premises and near relatives houses at Hanamkonda on 5-2-2005 and unearthed disproportionate assets worth about Rs.10 lakhs belonging to Sri K.Ramesh, Asst.Commercial Tax Officer, office of the Dy.Commissioner, Commercial Taxes, Warangal. The properties included one house, open plot, Matiz car, Hero Honda Motorcylce, TVS Scooty, Household articles worth 2 lakhs, investment in business 2 lakhs, gold and silver ornaments worth Rs.2,40,000/-. Investments in Bonds worth Rs.1,00,000/-, Bank balance worth Rs.1, 00,000/-, net cash Rs.1,70,000/- and deposits in post Office Rs.7,08,000/- all worth Rs.30 lakhs. The assets are in his name and in the names of his family members. He was recruited as Junior Steno in 1975, promoted as Senior Assistant in the year 1984 and later promoted as A.C.T.O. in 1994. He is working in this office since April 2003.He was arrested. He was produced before Hon�ble Principal Special Judge for ACB cases, Hyderabad on 6-2-2005.

PANCHAYAT SECRETARY MULAGAPADU VILLAGE OF VISAKHAPATNAM DISTRICT TRAPPED

Sri R.M.Willams, Panchayat Secretary, Mulagapadu village, Nathavaram Mandal, Visakhapatnam district was caught red-handed by ACB Officials today i.e. 5-2-2-005 F.N. at his office when he demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.1,000/- as bribe from the complainant to hand over title deed. The tainted amount Rs.1,000/- was recovered on his table and his right hand fingers yielded positive result.Accused was arrested. He is being produced before Hon�ble Spl. Judge for ACB cases, Visakhapatnam.Case is under investigation.

SUB-INSPECTOR OF POLICE, MANNUR POLICE STATION OF KADAPA DISTRICT TRAPPED.

Sri O.V.Ramana, Sub-Inspector of Police, Mannur Police Station of Kadapa district caught red-handed by ACB officials on 3-2-2005 night at his Police Station when he demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.2,000/- as bribe from the complainant promising to close a registered case of 2004. Tainted amount of Rs.2,000/- was recovered from his possession and both his hand fingers and uniform pant right pocket yielded positive result. Accused Officer was arrested. He is being produced before Hon�ble Special Judge for ACB Cases, Nellore to-day i.e. on 4-2-2005.Case is under investigation.

INDUSTRIES DEPARTMENT DEPUTY DIRECTOR�S PENSION CUT

Sri P.V.Ratnam Setty, formerly Deputy Director, Office of the General Manager, District Industries Centre, Anantapur has been awarded punishment of 100% pension cut by the Government of Andhra Pradesh based on the report of the Tribunal for Disciplinary Proceedings.Earlier he was involved in ACB trap case in the year 1999 in connection with issue of training certificate to get loan under Prime Minister Rojgar Yojana Programme. The matter was referred to T.D.P. by the Government for enquiry.

SUB-INSPECTOR OF POLICE, MANNUR POLICE STATION OF KADAPA DISTRICT TRAPPED.

Sri O.V.Ramana, Sub-Inspector of Police, Mannur Police Station of Kadapa district caught red-handed by ACB officials on 3-2-2005 night at his Police Station when he demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.2,000/- as bribe from the complainant promising to close a registered case of 2004. Tainted amount of Rs.2,000/- was recovered from his possession and both his hand fingers and uniform pant right pocket yielded positive result. Accused Officer was arrested. He is being produced before Hon�ble Special Judge for ACB Cases, Nellore to-day i.e. on 4-2-2005.Case is under investigation.

INDUSTRIES DEPARTMENT DEPUTY DIRECTOR�S PENSION CUT

Sri P.V.Ratnam Setty, formerly Deputy Director, Office of the General Manager, District Industries Centre, Anantapur has been awarded punishment of 100% pension cut by the Government of Andhra Pradesh based on the report of the Tribunal for Disciplinary Proceedings.Earlier he was involved in ACB trap case in the year 1999 in connection with issue of training certificate to get loan under Prime Minister Rojgar Yojana Programme. The matter was referred to T.D.P. by the Government for enquiry.

ADDITIONAL ASSISTANT ENGINEER, A.P.CENTRAL POWER DISTRIBUTION COMPANY LTD, MULGU SUB-STATION, MEDAK DISTRICT ARRESTED IN DISPROPORTIONATE ASSETS CASE

The A.C.B. officials conducted simultaneous searches at the residence , Partnership firm and his brother-in-law�s house at Hyderabad today i.e. on 3.2.2005 and unearthed disproportionate assets worth about Rs. 17,35,000/- belonging to Sri S.Premananda Reddy., Addl. Asst. Engineer, A.P. Central Power Distribution Company Ltd, Mulugu Sub-Station, Medak district. The A.C.B. Officials searched at his house, at his Partnership Firm and his brother-in-law�s house at Hyderabad. The properties included one Flat , two open plots, one Maruthi Car, Gold ornaments 49 tulas. Bank balance Rs.4,25,000/- , Bonds Rs.40,000/- all worth Rs.17,35,000/-. The assets are in his name and in the names of his family members. He is arrested . He is being produced before Hon�ble Principal Spl. Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad.Case is under investigation.

CIVIL ASSISTANT SURGEON UPGRADED PRIMARY HEALTH CENTRE, KOTHURU OF SRIKAKULAM DISTRICT TRAPPED

Dr.L.Rammohan, Civil Asst. Surgeon Upgraded Primary Health Centre ,Kothuru of Srikakulam District was caught red-handed by ACB Officials today i.e. on 3-2-2005 at his office when he demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.30,000/- from the complainant to sanction the hired vehicle bill of seven months Rs.84,000/- and to continue further. The tainted amount Rs.30,000/- recovered from table. The O.P. Register and T.A.Bill which were kept on tainted amount yielded positive result.Accused was arrested . He is being produced before Hon�ble Spl.Judge for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam.Case is under investigation..

SR. ASSISTANT. URBAN LAND CEILING WARANGAL TRAPPED

Sri J.Bhadraiah, Sr. Assistant, Office of Urban Land Ceiling, Warnagal was caught red-handed by ACB Officials today i.e. on 3-2-2005 at his office when he demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.900/- from the complainant for issuing clearance certificate of open plot admeasuring 300 Sq. yards. The tainted amount Rs.900/- recovered from his table drawer, both hand fingers yielded positive result.Accused was arrested . He is being produced before the Hon�ble Prl. Spl. Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad. Case is under investigation.

PRINCIPAL SOCIAL WELFARE RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL , YELLAREDDY OF NIZAMABAD DISTRICT TRAPPED

Sri B.Lingaiah, Principal Social Welfare, Residential School of Yellareddy of Nizamabad Dist. was caught red handed by ACB officials on 1-2-2005 at his office when he demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.3000/- as bribe from the Complainant for sanction and issue of cheque for Rs. 12,000/-. The tainted amount of Rs.3000/- was seized from his table drawer. Accused was arrested. He is being produced before the hon�ble Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad. Case is under investigation.

January - 2005

DISTRICT MEDICAL & HEALTH OFFICER, MAHABUBNAGAR TRAPPED.

Sri K.Manmohan Reddy, Dist. Medical & Health Officer, Mahabubnagar was caught red handed by ACB officials on 31-1-2005 when he demanded and accepted Rs.6000/- as bribe from the Complainant Smt. P.Vijaya Kumari Civil Asst. Surgeon, Primary Health Centre, Boorgula Village of Faruknagar Mandal, Mahabubnagar Dist. to sanction hired vehicle fuel bill of 6 months Rs.18,000/-. The tainted amount of Rs.6000/- was seized from the table drawer, his right hand fingers yielded positive result. One more team sent to his house for searches at Hyderabad. Accused was arrested. He is being produced before the hon�ble Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad. Case is under investigation.

HIGH COURT CONFIRMED CONVICTION

The Hon�ble Justice Dr. G.Yethirajulu of Andhra Pradesh High Court has confirmed the conviction awarded to Sri M.Kishan, Motor Vehicle Inspector, Fitness Testing Station, Thirmalgiri, Secunderabad by Trial Court in disproportionate assets case booked against him by the Anti-Corruption Bureau. Earlier, the Anti-Corruption Bureau registered a case against him for being in possession of disproportionate assets worth Rs.10,32,543/-. After completion of investigation, charge sheet was filed against him in the court. The Addl. Special Judge for SPE & ACB Cases after conducting trial pronounced judgment convicting him and sentencing him to undergo rigorous imprisonment for 3 years and to pay a fine of Rs.20,000/-/ He went in appeal to High Court challenging the Judgement of the trial court. The High Court while confirming the conviction given by the trial court reduced the sentence from three years rigorous imprisonment to one year

DIVISIONAL FOREST OFFICER , WILD LIFE MANAGEMENT, TIRUPATI ARRESTED IN DISPROPORTIONATE ASSETS CASE

The ACB officials conducted simultaneous searches at residence and office at Tirupati on 28-1-2005 and unearthed disproportionate assets worth about Rs.38 lakhs belonging to Sri S.Krishnaiah, Divisional Forest Officer, Wild Life Management, Tirupati. The ACB officials searched at office and residence at Tirupati. The properties included a house at Tirupati, House-sites at Tirupati, Renigunta and Chandragiri, about 19 acres Agriculture land at Sirigalavaripalli village, Bakrapeta, Chittoor district, gold and silver articles other household articles worth about Rs.3 lakhs, and Lap-top Computer. The assets are in his name and in the names of his family members. He was arrested. He will be produced before the Addl. Special Court for ACB Cases, Nellore. Further investigation is in progress.

FORMER EXCISE SUPERINTENDENT OF MEDAK DISTRICT AT SANGAREDDY CONVICTED IN A TRAP CASE OF THE ACB

Sri B.Shankar Rao, formerly Excise Superintendent of Medak district at Sangareddy was convicted and sentenced by the Principal Special Judge for SPE & ACB Cases, Hyderabad on 27-1-2005 to undergo rigorous imprisonment for one year and to pay a fine of Rs.1,000/- for the offence under section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and in default of payment of fine to suffer three months simple imprisonment. Further, Sri B.Shankar Rao was punished to undergo rigorous imprisonment for two years and to pay a fine of Rs.2,000/- for the offence under Sections 13(2), r/w 13(1)(d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and in default of payment of fine he was ordered to suffer six months simple imprisonment. Both the sentences were ordered to run concurrently.Earlier, Sri B.Shankar Rao, formerly Excise Superintendent was trapped by ACB officials on 14-12-1993 when he demanded and accepted bribe of Rs. 5,000/- from a resident of Yawapur village, Toopran Mandal, Medak district for issuing Toddy Tappers Cooperative Society (T.C.S) Lincence.

SENIOR ASSISTANT CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

The Additional Special Judge for SPE & ACB Cases, Hyderabad delivered the Judgement to-day i.e. on 25-1-2005 convicting Sri Jalaluddin Sardar, Senior Assistant, Upgraded Primary Health Centre, Velpanur village, Kurnool district and sentenced him to undergo one year Rigorous Imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs.1,000/- under each count and in default of payment of fine amount to suffer three months Simple Imprisonment. The Judge however ordered both sentences shall run concurrently. Earlier Sri Jalaluddin Sardar while working as Senior Assistant, Primary Health Centre, Velpanur village, Kurnool district was trapped by ACB officials on 21-10-1993 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs.300/- from Male Nursing Orderly, PHC at Peapulli for doing official favour of forwarding his pay particulars

ACB UNEARTHS DISPROPORTIONATE ASSETS WORTH MORE THAN RS.50 LAKHS BELONGING TO MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTOR, WARANGAL

The ACB officials conducted simultaneous house searches at Warangal, Hyderabad, Rajahmundry, Tuni and Visakhapatnam districts to-day i.e. on 24-1-2005 and unearthed disproportionate assets worth about Rs. 50 lakhs belonging to Mr.U.Sreedhar Babu, Motor Vehicle Inspector, Flying Squad, Warangal. ACB officials searched his residence at Warangal, his residence at Hyderabad, his parents residence at Rajahmundry, his in-laws place at Tuni and his posh farm house at Payakaraopet of Visakhapatnam district. The properties included 3 houses, 2 flats, 1 posh farm house, 40 acres of Agriculture land, 1 Maruthi Zen car, 2 Motor Cycles. The assets are in his name and in the names of his family members. The Bank accounts and lockers at Hyderabad, Rajahmundry and Tuni are yet to be opened, searches are being continued. The Accused Officer is recruited as Assistant Motor Vehicle Inspector during 1982 and promoted as Motor Vehicle Inspector during 1993 and worked in Sathenapalli, Karimnagar, Khammam, Hyderabad and Warangal.

DEPUTY EXECUTIVE ENGINEER, IRRIGATION DEPARTMENT, KURNOOL ARRESTED IN DISPROPORTIONATE ASSETS CASE

The ACB officials conducted simultaneous searches at Kurnool, Vijayawada and in Prakasam district on 19-1-2005 and unearthed disproportionate assets worth about Rs.76 lakhs belonging to Sri N.Vivekananda Setty, Dy.Executive Engineer, Gururaghavendra Project, Manthralayam, Kurnool district. The ACB officials searched his residence at Yemmiganur, Kurnool district, Vijayawada and his another residence in Giddaluru, Prakasam district (his native place). The properties included 3 houses at Giddaluru, house-sites at Giddaluru, about 12 acres Agriculture land at Yedavalli (v) Giddaluru, cash of Rs.2.10 lakhs, Gold ornaments and Silver worth about Rs.4 lakhs, promissory notes worth Rs.1.35 lakhs, and other house-hold articles. The assets are in his name and in the names of his family members. He was arrested. He is being produced before the Addl. Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad. Further enquiry is in progress.

ADDL.A.C.T.O. CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

The Special Judge for SPE & ACB Cases delivered the Judgement on 12-1-2005 convicting A.O.1. Sri C.R.Rajendran, formerly Addl. A.C.T.O. Office of the D.C.T.O., Tirupati and sentenced him to undergo six months Rigorous Imprisonment and to pay fine of Rs.1,000/- for the offence punishable U/s 7 of P.C.Act and to undergo Rigorous Imprisonment for one year and to pay a fine of Rs.2,000/- for the offence punishable U/s 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of P.C.Act, 1988. The Judge however ordered both sentences shall run concurrently. Earlier, Sri C.R.Rajendran while working as Addl.A.C.T.O., Office of the D.C.T.O., Tirupati was trapped by ACB officials on 22-7-1994 when he demanded and accepted bribe of Rs. 1,000/-from the complainant for not raiding and booking cases against the wedding cards business shop of the complainant�s mother.

SUB-ENGINEER, TRAPPED IN G.D.NELLORE MANDAL, CHITTOOR DISTRICT.

Smt.T.S.Neeraja, Sub-Engineer, Operations, Andhra Pradesh, Southern Power Distribution Company Limited, G.D.Nellore Mandal, Chittoor district was trapped on the evening of 18-1-2005 when she demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs.7,000/- from the complainant who is the owner of the poultry farm situated at Veeraga Nellore village of G.D.Nellore Mandal. The Accused Officer demanded the bribe amount for issuing electricity connection to the poultry farm of the complainant. She accepted the bribe amount directly and both her hand fingers tested positive during the chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from her possession.Smt.T.S.Neeraja was arrested. She is being produced in the Court of Special Judge for ACB Cases, Nellore.

ASSISTANT AUDIT OFFICER, MADANAPALLI OF CHITTOOR DIST. IN ACB NET

Sri R.Shankar Reddy, Assistant Audit Officer, Madanapalli was trapped to-day i.e. 18-1-2005, when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs.5,000/- from the Panchayat Secretary of Ponnetipalem village of Madanapalli Rural Mandal, Chittoor district for issuing audit report for the year ending 31-3-2004 and to return the records of the Panchayat. Both his hand fingers tested positive during chemical test and the tainted amount was recovered from his shirt pocket. Sri R.Shankar Reddy was arrested. He is being produced in the Court of Special Judge for ACB Cases, Nellore.

EXECUTIVE ENGINEER CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

The Addl. Special Judge for S.P.E. & A.C.B cases,Hydeabad delivered the Judgment on 18.1.2005 convicting Sri. P.Show Reddy, formerly Executive Engineer, Nagarjunasagar Dam, Nagarjunasagar, Nalgonda District and sentenced him to undergo one year Rigorous Imprisonment and to pay fine of Rs.1,000/- under each count and in default of payment of fine amount to suffer three months Simple Imprisonment. The Judge however ordered both sentences shall run concurrently.Earlier Sri. P.Show Reddy while working as Executive Engineer, Nagarjunasagar Dam, was trapped by A.C.B. Officials on 29.7.1997 when he demanded and accepted bribe of Rs. 2,000/- from a resident of Hill Colony, Nagarjunasagar, Nalgonda District for doing an Official favour in processing and sanctioning 3 phase power connection to the house of the Complainant�s mother.

JUNIOR ASST. OFFICE OF THE SUB-REGISTRAR, ZAHEERABAD, MEDAK DISTRICT DISMISSED FROM SERVICE.

Sri V.Venkataratnam formerly Junior Assistant office of the Sub-Registrar, Zaheerabad, Medak district was dismissed from service by the Government, following his conviction by the Principal Special Judge for SPE & ACB cases Hyderabad on 15-4-2004 and sentenced to undergo rigorous imprisonment for two years and to pay a fine of Rs.1,000/- for the offence punishable under Sections 7 and 13(2), r/w 13(1)(d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 under each count and, in default of payment of fine, he was ordered to suffer simple imprisonment for 3 months. Both the sentences were ordered to run concurrently. Sri V.Venkataratnam was trapped on 25-6-1993 when he demanded and accepted Rs.600/- @ Rs.200/- per acre for 3 acres from the complainant Sri S.Ramulu for the registration of lands. After completion of the investigation, the Bureau filed chargesheet on 11-5-1994.

DISTRICT AUDIT OFFICER, STATE AUDIT, ELURU, WEST GODAVARI DISTRICT DISMISSED FROM SERVICE IN ACB CASE

Sri B.V.Ramana, District Audit Officer, State Audit, Eluru was dismissed by the Government in G.O.Ms.No.1 dt.1-1-2005 on the enquiry report of the Tribunal for Disciplinary Proceedings, Hyderabad in a trap case booked against him by Anti-Corruption Bureau. Earlier the District Audit Officer was trapped by ACB officials on 8-7-2002 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs.1,000/- from the complainant for showing official favour in pre-auditing and releasing the bills pertaining to him. After completion of investigation the case was referred to Tribunal for Disciplinary Proceedings, Hyderabad.

SUPERINTENDENT �C� SECTION (GAZETTED), DISTRICT COLLECTOR, EAST GODAVARI, KAKINADA ARRESTED IN DISPROPORTIONATE ASSETS CASE

The A.C.B. Officials conducted search the house of T.Veerabhadra Rao, Superintendent �C� Section (Gazetted), Office of the District Collector, East Godavari, Kakinada on 12-01-2005 and unearthed disproportionate assets worth Rs. 50 lakhs. The properties are two houses, 27 acres of agricultural land, 2.5 lakhs worth of gold, Rs.20,000/- worth of silver, Household articles worth Rs.1.5 lakhs, Cash Rs.39,000/-, 5 LIC Policies on his name and wife and children worth Rs.12 lakhs and the Bank Locker and Bank Accounts are seized. A.O. is arrested. He is being produced before Hon�ble Spl.Judge for SPE & ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam. Case is under investigation.

FORMER PROHIBITION & EXCISE INSPECTOR, UDAYAGIRI CONVICTED INTRAP CASE

The Special Judge for SPE & ACB Cases, Nellore delivered the judgement on 7-1-2005 convicting Mr.Sk.Khader Baba Vali, Prohibition & Excise Inspector, Udayagiri, Nellore district and sentenced him to undergo six months rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs.1,000/- in a trap case booked against him along with a private person. The Judge also sentenced him to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs.2,000/-. Accused-2 is sentenced to undergo R.I. for six months and to pay a fine of Rs.,1000/-. The Judge however ordered both sentences shall run concurrently. Mr.Sk.Khader Baba Vali while working as Prohibition & Excise Inspector, Udayagiri was trapped by A.C.B. officials on 27-6-1998 when he demanded and accepted the said bribe through his servant Mr.V.Yedukondalu from a Wine Shop Dealer for doing an official favour of allowing him to carry on the business smoothly without any harassment.

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT, DISTRICT TREASURY OFFICE, NELLORE DISTRICT TRAPPED

Mr.G.Adisheshaiah working as Senior Accountant office of the District Treasury Office, Nellore district was trapped on 11-1-2005 when he demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.2,000/- as bribe from the complainant Assistant Executive Engineer, R&B, Nellore district for sending the Annexure along with bill passed to Bank pertaining to payment of increment for 2 years. Chemical test conducted on both hands of Accused Officer yielded positive result. The tainted amount of Rs.2,000/- was recovered from his possession.Accused Officer is arrested. He is being produced before Hon�ble Special Judge for ACB Cases, Nellore. Case is under investigation

ASST.ENGINEER, PANCHAYATI RAJ, GORANTLA , ANANTAPUR DISTRICT TRAPPED

Mr.V.Suresh Kumar, Assistant Engineer, Panchayati Raj, Gorantla of Anantapur district was trapped when he demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.5,000/- from the complainant Sri Rangappa of Gudipalli village, Somindapalli Mandal of Anantapur district. The Accused Officer demanded the amount to make entries in M.Book regarding construction of MRO office building at Somindapalli Mandal. The Accused Officer earlier worked as Assistant Engineer, Panchayati Raj, Somindapalli mandal and during that period supervised the construction of MRO building. The tainted amount was recovered from his possession. Chemical test conducted on right fingers yielded positive result.Accused Officer was arrested. He is being produced before Hon�ble Addl.Spl.Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad

FORMER CO-OPERATIVE SUB-REGISTRAR, KHAMMAM DISTRICT CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

The Principal Special Judge for SPE & ACB Cases, Hyderabad has convicted Mr.P.Sarangapani, Co-operative Sub-Registrar, Office of the Divisional Co-operative Office, Khammam district and sentenced him to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and to pay Rs.1,000/- in first Count. The Judge also sentenced him to undergo two years rigorous imprisonment and to pay fine of Rs.2,000/- on other Count. The Judge ordered that both the sentences shall run concurrently.Mr.P.Sarangapani while working as Co-operative Sub-Registrar, O/o Divisional Co-operative Sub-Registrar, Khammam district was trapped by ACB officials during 1993 when he demanded and accepted bribe of Rs.1500/- from the Complainant for showing official favour of appointing him as Single Window Chief. Another official Mr.P.Vasudev, Deputy Registrar, Divisional Co-operative Office, Khammam expired during 2000 and consequently case against him was abated.

SHAIK MUNWAR BASHA, 40 YRS, AGRICULTURAL OFFICER, JAMI MANDAL, VIZIANAGARAM DIST. IN ANTI-CORRUPTION BUREAU NET .

Sri Shaik Munwar Basha, aged 40 years, Agricultural Officer, Jami Mandal of Vizianagaram District was trapped at his office on 5-1-2005 when he demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.6,000/- as bribe from the Complainant for renewal of Pesticide Shop Licence. AO instructed Complainant to place bribe amount in his handkerchief. Later he rolled it and kept in his pant pocket . The Chemical test conducted on handkerchief of AO yielded positive result. The bribe amount accepted by AO was seized at his instance from his pant pocket. AO was arrested. He is being produced before Honourable Special Judge for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam. Case is under investigation.

AGRICULTURAL OFFICER, BHEEMINI IN ADILABAD DISTRICT TRAPPED

Sri Dharma Soth Ramulu, 42 years, Agricultural Officer, Bheemini Mandal of Adilabad District was caught red handed by ACB officials on 4-01-2005 when he demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.4,000/- as bribe from the Complainant to do official favour to process cheques under �Rashtriya Gram Vikas Yojana Scheme�. He demanded bribe from Beneficiaries @ Rs.100/- from each beneficiary. The tainted amount of Rs.4,000/- was seized from a brief case. Both hands, left shirt pocket and paper in brief case which came in contact with tainted amount yielded positive result.Accused was arrested. He is being produced before Honourable Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad. Case is under investigation

K.NANDA KISHORE, JR. ASST. O/o. ACTO, KAMAREDDY IN ANTI-CORRUPTION BUREAU NET .

Sri Nanda Kishore, Jr. Asst. aged 39 years was trapped on 3-1-2005 at RTC Bus Station, Nizamabad when he demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.500/- from the Complainant for doing official favour of returning 3 National Savings Certificates worth Rs. 1500/- (500/- each) . ACTO, Kamareddy ordered for return of 3 National Savings Certificates on 27-12-2004 which were pledged towards registration of the complainant�s firm. Chemical test conducted on right hand and on left shirt pocket of AO yielded positive result. Tainted amount of Rs.500/- was seized from AO at his instance. Acknowledgement and concerned Certificates were seized from AO. AO is arrested and being produced before Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad.Case is under investigation.

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DEPUTY EXECUTIVE ENGINEER OF A.P. STATE HOUSING CORPORATION, ELURU ARRESTED IN DISPROPORTIONATE ASSETS CASE

The ACB Officials conducted simultaneous searches at Eluru and three other places in East Godavari district on 28-12-2004 and unearthed disproportionate assets worth about Rs. 34 lakhs belonging to Mr.G.Nooka Raju, Deputy Executive Engineer, A.P.State Housing Corporation, Eluru. The ACB Officials searched at Yendapally in Kothapally mandal, native place of Deputy Executive Engineer and Kondavaram (Kothapally mandal) and Chadalada (Peddapuram mandal), all in East Godavari district. The properties included houses at Eluru and at Kakinada, about 32 acres of agricultural lands in East Godavari district, promissory notes worth Rs. 7.5 lakhs, Fixed Deposit Receipts valued at Rs. 2.42 lakhs, bank balances amounting Rs. One lakh and cash of Rs. 64,000/-. The assets are in his name and in the name of his family members and relatives. He is being arrested and produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam.Further enquiry is in progress.

RDO OF NAGARKURNOOL TRAPPED BY ACB

Mr.K.Krishna Reddy, Revenue Divisional Officer, Nagarkurnool, Mahaboobnagar district was trapped by ACB Officials on 27-12-2004 when he demanded a bribe of Rs. 5,000/- from the complainant and accepted the same through Mr.G.Ravi, Administrative Officer, working in his Office to do an official favour. The complainant had constructed a percolation tank at Yammambatla village in Kollapur mandal under Food for Work Programme during 2002-03. The Authorities have released 100 quintals of rice in lieu of the work completed under the Programme while another 34 quintals of rice were due. Now that the Food for Work Programme was not in operation, the complainant requested the District Collector to consider release of 34 quintals of rice under the Sampoorna Grameena Rozgar Yojna. The RDO initially demanded bribe of Rs. 10,000/- from the complainant to send a favourable report to the District Collector with regard to the release of rice. The RDO, however, agreed to accept Rs. 5,000/- as bribe. The ACB Officials caught red handed Mr.Ravi, Administrative Office when he received the bribe amount from the complainant at the instructions of the RDO. The Administrative Officer tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. Both RDO and Administrative Officer are being arrested and produced before Additional Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad. Case is under investigation.

OFFICE SUPERINTEDNENT, O/o CONSERVATOR OF FORESTS, SRISAILAM IN ACB NET

Mr.K.Chandra Mouli, Office Superintendent, O/o Conservator of Forests, Srisailam, Kurnool district was trapped by ACB Officials on 27-12-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 2,000/- from the complainant, Forest Section Officer, Velugodu to do an official favour. The Office Superintendent demanded bribe from the complainant for putting up a file relating his departmental action to the Conservator of Forests. He tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He is arrested. He will be produced before Additional Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad.Case is under investigation.

IN CHARGE MPDO, KVB PURAM MANDAL IN CHITTOOR DISTRICT IN ACB NET

Mr.P.B.Nagabhushanam, In-charge Mandal Parishad Development Officer, K.V.B.Puram mandal, Chittoor district was trapped by ACB Officials on 21-12-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,000/- from the complainant, Mr. M.Munuswamy, Sarpanch of a village for releasing a cheque for Rs. 10,000/- pertaining to Jawahar Rozgar Yojana (JRY) works. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He tested positive during chemical test. He was arrested. He is being produced before Special Judge for ACB Cases, Nellore. Case is under investigation.

FORMER DIVISIONAL ACCOUNTS OFFICER, THUNGABHADRA PROJECT CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

The Additional Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad has convicted Mr.B.Subba Rao, formerly Divisional Accounts Officer, Thungabhadra Project, Adoni Division, Kurnool district and sentenced him to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- each under two counts in a trap case booked against him by ACB. Mr.Subba Rao while working as Divisional Accounts Officer, Thungabhadra Project was trapped by ACB Officials on 22-3-1995 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 500/- from a retired Work Inspector to expedite the payment of his revised increment arrears bill and earned leave difference bill.

CTO, NIDADAVOLE, WEST GODAVARI DISTRICT ARRESTED IN DISPROPORTIONATE ASSETS CASE

ACB Officials conducted simultaneous searches at Nidadavole in West Godavari district and Guntur on 18-12-2004 and unearthed disproportionate assets worth Rs. 45 lakhs belonging to Mr.P.Nageswara Rao, Commercial Tax Officer, Nidadavole. The properties include one house building, two flats, 9 house plots, all located in Guntur and Fixed Deposits in three banks valued at Rs. 16.92 lakhs, cash of Rs. 1.72 lakhs, gold, silver ornaments and household articles worth Rs. 5.87 lakhs. The assets were in the name of CTO and in the names of his wife, three sons, daughter and mother-in-law. He is arrested. He will be produced before Special Judge for ACB Cases, Vijayawada.Further enquiry is in progress.

HIGH COURT CONFIRMS CONVICTION TO FORMER SI OF POLICE, RLY POLICE, ELURU OUTPOST IN TRAP CASE

The Andhra Pradesh High Court has confirmed the conviction awarded to Mr.V.Raghu Dhuli, formerly Sub Inspector of Police, Railway Police, Eluru Outpost by trial court in a trap case booked against him by ACB.Mr.Raghu Dhuli while working as SI of Police, Railway Police, Eluru Outpost was trapped by ACB Officials on 9-3-1993 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 500/- from the complainant to do an official favour. Railway Police received a complaint of assault against the complainant. The SI demanded bribe from the complainant for not registering a criminal case against him. The Special Court for ACB Cases, Vijayawada convicted him and sentenced to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/-. The Special Judge also sentenced him to undergo 18 months rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 1,500/- on another count. The SI went in appeal to High Court. Dismissing his appeal, the High Court confirmed the conviction awarded by the trial Court.

HC CONFIRMS CONVICTION TO FORMER P.C. OF RAMACHANDRAPURAM P.S. IN R.R. DISTRICT

The Andhra Pradesh High Court has confirmed the conviction given to Mr.G.Yadagiri Reddy, formerly Police Constable (1320), Ramachandrapuram Police Station, Ranga Reddy district by the trial Court in a trap case registered against him by ACB. Mr.Yadagiri Reddy while working as Police Constable, Ramachandrapuram P.S. was trapped by ACB Officials on 21-3-1991 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,000/- from the complainant for not taking action against him in a forgery and cheating case booked against him. The Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad convicted him and sentenced to undergo three years rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 3,000/- each under two counts. He went in appeal to High Court challenging the judgement of the trial Court. The High Court while confirming the conviction given by the trial Court reduced the sentence from three years rigorous imprisonment to one year.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF A.P.KHADI AND VILLAGE INDUSTRIES, VIJAYAWADA IN ACB CASE

Mr.G.Adinarayana, Assistant Director, A.P.Khadi and Village Industries, Krishna district, Vijayawada and Mr.K.Venkata Ramana, Senior Inspector of the same Office were trapped by ACB Officials on 16-12-2004 when they demanded a bribe of Rs. 10,000/- from the complainant and accepted the same through a private person to do an official favour. The complainant applied for subsidy for his Industry at China Yerukapadu near Gudivada town. The Head Office of the A.P.Khadi and Village Industries sanctioned the subsidy in the form of margin money to a tune of Rs.2.5 lakhs. Mr.Adinarayana, Assistant Director demanded bribe of Rs. 37,500/- from the complainant to process his papers for subsidy and release the margin money. He instructed the complainant to pay Rs. 10,000/- as first installment. The complainant met the Assistant Director at his Office room on 16-12-2004 to hand over the bribe amount. The AD instructed the complainant to give the bribe amount to Mr.Venkata Ramana, Senior Inspector who was present there at that time and left the place. The Senior Inspector asked the complainant to keep the bribe amount on the table and instructed Mr.T.Kanakaiah, a private person, unofficially working as an attender in the Office, to collect the same. The tainted amount was recovered at the instance of the private person. Mr.Adinarayana, Mr.Venkata Ramana and the private person were arrested. They will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Vijayawada.Case is under investigation.

PEDIATRIC SURGEON OF KING GEORGE HOSPITAL, VISAKHAPATNAM TRAPPED WHILE ACCEPTING BRIBE

Dr.D.Subba Rao, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Surgery department, King George Hospital (KGH), Visakhapatnam was trapped by ACB Officials in his room in the Hospital on 16-12-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,500/- from the complainant to conduct surgery on his one month old nephew. The baby boy was admitted to the KGH on the night of 13-12-2004 following problem of diet intake. The Pediatric Surgeon demanded bribe from the complainant to conduct the surgery. On the instructions of the Doctor, the complainant kept the bribe amount in a book. The tainted amount was recovered from the book. Even as the ACB Officials were recording the trap proceedings, a resident of Pendurthy, whose two-year-old son was an in-patient in the Hospital, complained that Dr.Subba Rao demanded a bribe of Rs. 10,000/- to conduct surgery to his son. He explained that the Surgeon refused to accept Rs. 2,000/- offered by him as bribe and insisted to bring at least Rs. 5,000/-. The Pediatric Surgeon is arrested. He will be produced before Special Judge for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam. Case is under investigation.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT PROJECT OFFICER, BOATH MANDAL IN ANDILABAD DISTRICT TRAPPED

Mrs.Sulochana, Child Development Project Officer (CDPO), Boath mandal, Adilabad district was caught red handed by ACB Officials on 16-12-2004 when she demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,500/- from the complainant, a tribal to do an official favour. The complainant�s mother who is President of Anganwadi Mother�s Committee Centre, Karakawada village got a contract to transport food material to Anganwadis in the Boath mandal. Accordingly, she arranged transport of 500 food bags to various Anganwadi centers. The CDPO demanded the bribe from the complainant to handover Demand Draft for Rs. 4,000/- towards transport charges. The tainted amount of Rs. 1,500/- was recovered from CDPO. She tested positive during chemical test. She is arrested. She will be produced before Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad.Case is under investigation

PANCHAYAT SECRETARY OF MANTRALAYAM IN KURNOOL DISTRICT IN ACB NET

Mr.V.Bichanna, Panchayat Secretary, Mantralayam panchayat, Kurnool district was trapped by ACB Officials on 16-12-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,800/- from the complainant to issue approval order for the construction of one room in the first floor of the complainant�s house. The Panchayat Board has already considered the application of the complainant and approved permission by adopting a resolution. The Panchayat secretary demanded the complainant to pay bribe for issuing the approval order. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He tested positive during chemical test. He is arrested. He will be produced before Additional Special Judge for ACB cases, Hyderabad. Case is under investigation.

MUNICIPAL COMMISSIONER OF L.B.NAGAR IN ACB NET

Mr.G.Chandrasekhar, Municipal Commissioner, L.B.Nagar Municipality was trapped by ACB Officials on 15-12-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 500/- from the complainant to do an official favour. The complainant�s family having an old building at Vanasthalipuram Colony wanted to demolish the building and construct a new house. The Municipal Commissioner initially demanded bribe of Rs. 3,000/- from the complainant to give house building permission. He, however, agreed to reduce the bribe amount to Rs. 500/-. The Municipal Commissioner asked the complainant to bring the bribe amount to Ranga Reddy District Courts. The Municipal Commissioner was caught red handed when he received the bribe amount of Rs. 500/- from the complainant at R.R.District Courts, Saroornagar. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He tested positive during chemical test. He is arrested. He will be produced before Additional Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad.Case is under investigation.

FORMER SENIOR ACCOUNTANT, O/o SUB TREASURY, BODHAN, NIZAMABAD DISTRICT CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

The Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad has convicted Mr.Mohd. Farhatullah, formerly Senior Accountant, O/o Sub Treasury, Bodhan, Nizamabad district and sentenced him to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- in a trap case booked against him by ACB. The Judge also sentenced him to undergo two years rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 2,000/- on another count. The Judge ordered that both sentences be run concurrently. Mr.Farahtullah while working as Senior Accountant, O/o Sub Treasury, Bodhan was trapped by ACB Officials on 10-1-1994 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 300/- from the complainant, a part time Instructor of Zilla Parishad High School, Kotagir, Nizamabad district for passing his bills.

JUNIOR ASSISTANT, RTO OFFICE, NANDYAL DISMISSED FROM SERVICE IN ACB CASE

Transport Commissioner ordered dismissal of Mr.C.Venkataiah, Junior Assistant, RTO Office, Nandyal, Kurnool district from service following findings of the Commissionerate of Inquiries in a case booked against him by ACB. ACB Officials conducted a surprise check at the Office of RTO, Nandyal on 18-9-1996 and found shortage of Government cash of Rs. 566/- with Mr.Venkataiah. Based on the report of the ACB, Government referred the matter to Commissionerate of Inquiries where charges against him were proved. Consequently the Transport Commissioner dismissed him from service.

DY. CE AND JR. ASST., O/o NAGARJUNA SAGAR PROJECT CANAL, IRRIGATION DEPARTMENT, GUNTUR IN ACB NET

Mr.M.Nagendra Rao, Deputy Chief Engineer, O/o Nagarjuna Sagar Canal, Irrigation department, Guntur was trapped by ACB Officials on 13-12-2004 when he demanded a bribe of Rs.10,000/- from the complainant and accepted the same through Mr.T.Hanumantha Rao, Junior Assistant working in the same Office to do an official favour. The complainant, a retired draughtsman of Irrigation department applied for reimbursement of medical expenses for Rs. 60,000/- for treatment given to his wife ailing from cancer. His claim was sent to Office of Chief Engineer at Hyderabad for sanction and the Head Office returned the same after due sanction in the month of October. The Deputy Chief Engineer demanded the complainant to pay bribe of Rs. 10,000/- to issue proceedings for his medical reimbursement claim. As instructed by the Deputy CE, the complainant handed over the bribe amount to Mr.Hanumantha Rao, Junior Assistant. The tainted amount was recovered from the Junior Assistant. He tested positive during chemical test. Both Deputy Chief Engineer and Junior Assistant are arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Vijayawada.Case is under investigation.

WORK INSPECTOR, A.P.HOUSING CORPORATION, KOTHAPATNAM MANDAL, PRAKASAM DISTRICT TRAPPED

Mr.Bommala Tirupathaiah, Work Inspector, A.P.Housing Corporatiion, Kothapatnam mandal, Prakasam district was trapped by ACB Officials on 13-12-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 2,000/- from the complainant to sanction final bills related to his house and houses of three others and to hand over the cheques. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He tested positive during chemical test. He is arrested and being produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Nellore. Case is under investigation.

DIVISIONAL ACCOUNTS OFFICER, O/o EXECUTIVE ENGINEER, RWS, KHAMMAM IN ACB NET

Mr.Y.Somaiah, Divisional Accounts Officer, O/o Executive Engineer, Rural Water Supply, Panchayat Raj department, Khammam was trapped by ACB Officials on 6-12-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,500/- from the complainant, a contractor, for passing his pending bills relating to the work done under �Swajala Dhara� in Nakkalagarugu village of Madhira mandal and forwarding the bills to the Executive Engineer. He tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He is arrested and being produced before Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad.Case is under investigation.

FORMER EXCISE SUB INSPECTOR, ARRACK BOTTLING UNIT IN ADILABAD DISTRICT CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

The Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad has convicted Mr.R.Basavaiah, formerly Excise Sub Inspector, Arrack Bottling Unit, Utnoor, Adilabad district and sentenced him to undergo two years rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 2,000/- in a trap case booked against him by ACB. The Judge also sentenced him to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- on another count. The Judge ordered that both sentences be run concurrently.Mr.Basavaiah while working as Excise Sub Inspector, Arrack Bottling Unit, Utnoor was trapped by ACB Officials on 12-6-1993 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 20,000/- from the complainant, an employee of Nirmal Division arrack contract group to supply additional quota of Government liquor.In another judgement, the Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad has convicted Mr.M.Sankar, formerly Assistant Manager, Arrack Bottling Unit, Utnoor, Adilabad district and sentenced him to undergo two years rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 2,000/- in a trap case registered against him by ACB. The Judge also sentenced him to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- on another count. Both sentences will run concurrently.Mr.Sankar while working as Assistant Manager, Arrack Bottling Unit, Utnoor was trapped by ACB Officials on 12-6-1993 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 10,000/- from the complainant, an employee of Nirmal Division arrack contract group to supply additional quota of Government liquor.

MRI IN ANANTAPUR DISTRICT DISMISSED FROM SERVICE IN ACB CASE

The State Government has dismissed Mr.A.Sivasankaraiah, presently working as Mandal Revenue Inspector, Kundurpi in Anantapur district and formerly Senior Assistant, O/o MRO, Bathalapalli from service following his conviction by a trial court in a trap case booked against him by ACB.Mr.Sivasankaraih while working as Senior Assistant, O/o MRO, Bathalapalli was trapped by ACB Officials on 1-10-1992 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 300/- from the complainant to incorporate land particulars in Revenue Records. The Additional Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad convicted and sentenced him to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 500/-. Consequent to the conviction, the State Government dismissed him from service.

TWO SENIOR ASSISTANTS IN DEO OFFICE, VIZIANAGARAM IN ACB TRAP

Mr.M.Ramam and Mr.R.V.Ramana, both Senior Assistants working in the Office of District Education Officer, Vizianagaram were trapped by ACB Officials on 3-12-2004 when they demanded and accepted bribe from the complainant, a Secondary Grade Teacher of Thurreyavalasa in Cheepurupally mandal to do an official favour. The Teacher was suspended last year following his arrest by police on a complaint lodged by his wife on charges of harassing her. Subsequently both husband and wife compromised and he was acquitted of the charges. Consequent to the acquittal, the teacher gave a representation to DEO requesting to treat his seven months suspension period as on duty. The Senior Assistants Mr.Ramam and Mr.Ramana demanded the complainant to pay bribe of Rs. 8,000/- to dispose his representation favourably. In fact the DEO signed on the proceedings treating his suspension period as on duty on 22-11-2004. When the complainant visited the Office on 2-12-2004, Mr.Ramana, Senior Assistant forced him to part with Rs. 4,000/-, the amount available in his pocket. On a complaint, the ACB Officials laid a trap on 3-12-2004 when Mr.Ramam, another Senior Assistant received the bribe amount of Rs.4,000/- from the complainant. The tainted amount was recovered from Mr.Ramam. He tested positive during chemical test. Both the Senior Assistants were arrested and will be produced before Special Judge for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam. Case is under investigation.

ADDITIONAL ASSISTANT ENGINEER OF RAYACHOTI RESCO IN KADAPA DISTRICT IN ACB NET

Mr.S.Rajasekhara Reddy, Additional Assistant Engineer, Rayachoti Rural Electric Supply Cooperative Society (RESCO), Rayachoti, Kadapa district was trapped by ACB Officials on 3-12-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1350/- from a farmer of Bodireddypalli in China Mandem mandal for regularising three power connections. The complainant and two other farmers applied for regularisation of their power connections one month ago and also submitted demand drafts towards prescribed fee. The Additional Assistant Engineer demanded the complainant to pay bribe to regularize the three connections. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He tested positive during chemical test. He is arrested and being produced before Special Judge for ACB Cases, Nellore.Case is under investigation.

HIGH COURT CONFIRMS CONVICTION TO AAE OF ERSTWHILE APSEB IN TRAP CASE

The Andhra Pradesh High Court has confirmed conviction awarded by trial court to Mr.A.Laxman Rao, formerly Additional Assistant Engineer working with erstwhile A.P.State Electricity Board (APSEB) in Ranga Reddy district in a trap case booked against him by ACB. Mr.Laxman Rao while working as AAE, Mominpet Section, APSEB, Ranga Reddy district was trapped by ACB Officials on 23-11-1990 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 300/- from the complainant to forward his recommendation for sanction of additional load to complainant�s saw mill. The Additional Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad convicted him on 18-11-1997 and sentenced him to undergo two years rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 500/- each under two counts. He preferred appeal in the High Court, which confirmed the conviction awarded by the trial court. The High Court however reduced the sentence to one year rigorous imprisonment under each count.

DEPUTY EXECUTIVE ENGINEER OF BHIMAVARAM MUNICIPALITY TRAPPED WHILE ACCEPTING BRIBE

Mr.P.Satyanarayana Raju, Deputy Executive Engineer, Bhimavaram Municipality, West Godavari district was trapped by ACB Officials on 2-12-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 2,000/- from the complainant, a civil contractor for clearing his bills. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He tested positive during chemical test. He is arrested and being produced before Special Judge for ACB Cases, Vijayawada.Case is under investigation.

THOTAPALLIGUDUR SI IN NELLORE DISTRICT IN ACB NET

Mr.M.Venkateswarlu, Sub Inspector of Police, Thotapalligudur Police Station, Nellore district was trapped by ACB Officials on 1-12-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 5,000/- from the complainant to do an official favour. Thotapalligudur police registered a theft case against the complainant in 2003 based on a petition by his brother. During enquiry it was proved to be a false complaint and the case was closed by the police. Later, the complainant�s brother filed a private complainant in the IVth Additional Magistrate Court, Nellore and the Court referred the matter to the Thotapalligudur Police Station. The SI demanded the complainant to pay bribe for sending a report to the Court in his favour saying that the charge was false. The tainted amount was recovered at the instance of the SI. He was arrested and being produced before Special Judge for ACB Cases, Nellore. Case is under investigation

DEPUTY EXECUTIVE ENGINEER OF PANCHAYAT RAJ AT ANAKAPALLI IN VISAKHAPATNAM DISTRICT IN ACB NET

Mr.B.Venkata Rao, Deputy Executive Engineer, Panchayat Raj department, Anakapalli in Visakhapatnam district was trapped by ACB Officials on 29-11-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs.3,000/- from a contractor for clearing part bill of the road work being executed by him. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He tested positive during chemical test. He is arrested and being produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam.Case is under investigation.

MRI IN MAHABOOBNAGAR DISTRICT DISMISSED IN ACB CASE

Mahaboobnagar District Collector ordered dismissal of Mr.Md.Sayeed, presently working as Mandal Revenue Inspector, O/o Mandal Revenue Officer, Nagarkurnool and formerly MRI, Ieeza mandal, Mahaboobnagar district from service following his conviction by a trial court in case booked against him by ACB. A case against Mr.Sayeed was registered by ACB in 1990 while he was working as MRI, Ieeza mandal for misappropriating Government Funds. During enquiry it was proved that Mr.Sayeed by abusing his official position misappropriated land revenue amounts collected by him from the farmers and caused loss of Rs. 20,063/- to Government. A charge sheet against him was filed in the Additional Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad. The Special Judge convicted him and sentenced to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 500/- each under two different counts. Consequent to the conviction he was dismissed from service.

FORMER ASST. LABOUR OFFICER, CIRCLE VI, VISAKHAPATNAM CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

The Special Judge for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam has convicted Mr.Y.V.Appa Rao, formerly Assistant Labour Officer, Circle VI, Visakhapatnam and sentenced to undergo one year simple imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- each under two counts in a trap case booked against him by ACB. Mr.Appa Rao while working as Assistant Labour Officer, Circle VI, Visakhapatnam was trapped by ACB Officials on 24-12-1994 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 300/- from a watch shop proprietor for not booking cases against him.

GOVERNMENT WITHHOLDS PENSION AND GRATUITY OF RETIRED ACTO IN ACB CASE

The State Government has punished Mr.S.Neelakantam, formerly Assistant Commercial Tax Officer, Phoolbagh area, Vizianagaram by withholding his pension and gratuity in full following his conviction by a trial court in a trap case booked against him by ACB.Mr.Neelakantam while working as ACTO, Phoolbagh area, Vizianagaram was trapped by ACB Officials on 29-12-1994 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 2,500/- from the proprietor of a ghee shop towards quarterly �mamool�. The Special Judge for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam convicted him to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- and also to suffer six months simple imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- under two different counts. The Judge ordered both sentences be run concurrently. Consequent to the conviction, the State Government ordered withholding of his pension and gratuity in full since he retired on 1-7-2002.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF PIGGERY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT, VISAKHAPATNAM TRAPPED WHILE ACCEPTING BRIBE

Mr.J.Venkat Reddy, Deputy Director, Piggery Development Project, Visakhapatnam was trapped by ACB Officials on 23-11-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 2,000/- from the complainant to issue cheque for Rs. 28,800/- for supplying 12 pigs under the buy back scheme of the project. As instructed by the Deputy Director, the complainant, a resident of Sheelanagar in Pendurthy mandal kept the bribe amount in his table drawer. The tainted amount was recovered at his instance. He was arrested and will be produced before Special Judge for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam.Case is under investigation.

HORTICULTURE OFFICER OF THORRUR IN WARANGAL DISTRICT IN ACB NET

Mr.B.Majunatha, Horticulture Officer, Thorrur, Warangal district was trapped by ACB Officials on 23-11-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 600/- from the complainant to do an official favour. The complainant, a resident of Kanvaiguda in Kodakandla mandal planted 220 mango saplings under the �Food for Work Programme� in September. The Horticulture Officer demanded bribe from the complainant to issue coupons for 440 kgs of rice, a benefit the Government provides under the Food for Work Programme. The tainted amount was recovered from the Horticulture Officer. He tested positive when subjected to chemical test. He is arrested and being produced before Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad. Case is under investigation.

GAZETTED FOOD INSPECTOR, KRISHNA DISTRICT IN ACB NET

Mr.N.Poornachandra Rao, Gazetted Food Inspector, Krishna district was trapped by ACB Officials at his residence in Vijayawada on 21-11-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 30,000/- from the complainant, proprietor of an oil mill at Kurnool towards �mamool� for a period of three months. The Food Inspector threatened to spread word against the complainant�s product saying that the oil was adulterated affecting the sales if he failed to pay the bribe. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He tested positive during chemical test. He was arrested and will be produced before Special Judge for ACB Cases, Vijayawada. Case is under investigation.

SUPREME COURT CONFIRMS CONVITION TO FORMER III METROPOLITAN SESSIONS JUDGE, HYDERABAD IN A TRAP CASE

The Supreme Court has confirmed the conviction awarded by the trial court to Mr.S.Janardhana Rao, formerly III Metropolitan Sessions Judge, Hyderabad against whom ACB booked a trap case. Mr.Janardhana Rao while working as III Metropolitan Sessions Judge, Hyderabad was trapped by ACB Officials on 4-9-1996 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 3 lakh from the complainant, an accused in a murder case of Shahinayatgunj Police Station to acquit him from the charges. The Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad convicted him on 29-2-2000 and sentenced him to undergo three years rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 3,000/- each under two counts. He went in appeal to Andhra Pradesh High Court where he was acquitted on 9-1-2003. Setting aside the order of the High Court, the Supreme Court confirmed the judgement of the trial court.

MRO OF PEDA CHERLOPALLY IN PRAKASAM DISTRICT TRAPED BY ACB

Mr.T.Ganganna, Mandal Revenue Officer, Peda Cherlopally mandal, Prakasam district was trapped by ACB Officials at his house at Kanigiri on 20-11-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 2,000/- from a Fair Price Shop Dealer to do an official favour. The MRO demanded the bribe from the FP Dealer for not sending a report to higher authorities against him for closing his shop on a particular working day. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He tested positive during chemical test. He is arrested and being produced before Special Judge for ACB Cases, Nellore

MPDO OF DAKKILI MANDAL IN NELLORE DISTRICT IN ACB NET

Mrs. Patibandla Unisamma, Mandal Parishad Development Officer, Dakkili mandal, Nellore district was trapped by ACB Officials at her residence at Rapur on 20-11-2004 when she demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 3,000/- from the complainant to do an official favour. As per the gram panchayat resolution, school kitchen was constructed at Pathanallapadu village two months ago. The MPDO demanded the bribe from the Sarpanch of the village for releasing a Cheque for Rs. 25,000/- towards the construction of the school kitchen. The tainted amount was recovered at the instance of the MPDO. Mrs.Unisamma was arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Nellore. Case is under investigation.

SI AND ASI OF VENKATAGIRI POLICE STATION IN NELLORE DISTRICT IN ACB NET

Mr.U.Jaya Rao, Sub Inspector of Police, Venkatagiri Police Station, Nellore district was trapped by ACB Officials when he demanded a bribe of Rs. 8,000/- from the complainant and accepted the same through Mr.A.V.Subba Rao, Assistant Sub Inspector of Police of the same PS on 16-11-2004. Venkatagiri police registered a kidnap case against three youths last month. Mother of one of the youths approached the police pleading innocence of her son, working in a private firm at Karimnagar. As such, she requested the police to withdraw the case against her son. The SI initially demanded a bribe of Rs. 30,000/- from her promising to withdraw kidnap case against her son. He finally agreed to accept Rs. 8,000/- towards bribe. As per the instructions of the SI, the complainant handed over the bribe amount of Rs. 8,000/- to ASI on 16-11-2004. The tainted amount was recovered from the ASI. He tested positive during chemical test. Both Mr.Jaya Rao, SI and Mr.Subba Rao, ASI were arrested and will be produced before Special Judge for ACB Cases, Nellore. Mr.Jaya Rao, was earlier trapped during the year 1998 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 2,000/- while working as S.I. of Police in Tenali. Case is under investigation.

MRO AND ADDITIONAL RI OF VARADAIAHPALEM IN CHITTOOR DISTRICT TRAPPED BY ACB

Mr.Muddu Krishnaiah, Mandal Revenue Officer, Varadaiahpalem mandal, Chittoor district and Mr.Voleti Sudhakara Rao, Additional Revenue Inspector of same mandal were trapped by ACB Officials on 17-11-2004 when they demanded bribe of Rs. 2,500/- and Rs. 1,500/- each from the complainant and accepted the amounts through a private person. The complainant, a landless weaver applied for a patta. The MRO and the Additional RI demanded the bribe from the complainant to process his file and sanction patta. As instructed by them, the complainant handed over the bribe amounts to Mr.S.Subrahmanyam, a private person employed by Additional RI. The tainted amount was recovered from the private person. MRO and Additional RI and the private person are arrested and being produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Nellore.Case is under investigation

FOMRER HEAD CONSTABLE OF CHEGUNTA POLICE STATION IN MEDAK DISTRICT DISMISSED FROM SERVICE IN TRAP CASE

The State Government has dismissed Mr.P.Laxminarayana, formerly Head Constable, Chegunta Police Station, Med ak district from service following his conviction by a trial court in a trap case booked against him by ACB Officials. Mr.Laxminarayna while working as Head Constable, Chegunta PS was trapped by ACB Officials on 13-2-1993 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 800/- from the complainant for providing panchanama copy whose tractor was involved in a road accident. The complainant required these copies to claim insurance. The Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad convicted him and sentenced him to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- each under two counts. Consequent to the conviction, the State Government dismissed him from service.

FORMER JR ASST, O/O SUB REGISTRAR, ZAHEERABAD DISMISSED FOLLOWING HIS CONVICTION IN ACB CASE

The State Government has dismissed Mr.V.Venkataratnam, formerly Junior Assistant, O/o Sub Registrar, Zaheerabad, Medak district from service following his conviction by a trial court in a trap case registered against him by ACB. Mr.Venkataratnam while working as Junior Assistant, O/o Sub Registrar, Zaheerabad was trapped by ACB Officials on 25-6-1993 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs.600/- from the complainant to register a sale deed. The Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad convicted him and sentenced him to undergo two years rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- each under two counts. Consequent to the conviction, the State Government dismissed him from service.

ADDITIONAL REVENUE INSPECTOR OF PITHAPURAM IN EAST GODAVARI DISTRICT ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.Y.H.S.Satish, Additional Revenue Inspector, O/o Mandal Revenue Officer, Pithapuram, East Godavari district was arrested by ACB Officials on 9-11-2004 in connection with a trap case. In this case, Mr.G.Chakra Rao, MRO, Pithapuram and Mr.K.Ramana, Attender, O/o MRO, Pithapuram were already arrested after laying the trap on 3-11-2004. The complainant�s wife and mother, who are having lands in Pithapuram mandal, applied for �small farmer�s certificate� on 27-10-2004. On the advice of MRO, the complainant met Mr.Satish, Additional RI, who initially demanded a bribe of Rs. 2,000/- to do the official favour. On repeated requests by the complainant, the Additional RI reduced the bribe amount to Rs. 1,000/-. The complainant met the MRO at his Office on 3-11-2004 to give the bribe amount. As per the instructions of the MRO, the complainant gave the bribe amount of Rs. 1,000/- to Mr.K.Ramana, Attender. After receiving the bribe amount the attender returned the same to the complainant and asked him to handover the amount directly to MRO. Accordingly, the complainant gave the bribe amount to MRO. The ACB Officials recovered the tainted amount from MRO. Both the MRO and Attender tested positive during chemical test. Mr.Satish, Additional RI, who bargained with the complainant about the bribe amount was arrested on 9-11-2004. He was produced before Special Judge for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam on 10-11-2204 and the Judge remanded him to judicial custody till 17-11-2004.Case is under investigation.

FORMER SENIOR ASSISTANT OF KARIMNAGAR ZP CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

The Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad has convicted Mr.K.Nagabhushanam, formerly Senior Assistant, O/o Zilla Parishad, Karimnagar and sentenced him to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- for the offence under section 7 of P.C.Act in a trap case booked against him by ACB. The Judge also sentenced him to undergo two years rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 2,000/- on another count. The Judge ordered that both sentences be run concurrently.Mr.Nagabhushanam while working as Senior Assistant, O/o Karimnagar Zilla Parishad was trapped by ACB Officials on 4-1-1994 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 5,000/- from the complainant for showing official favour in putting up a favourable note in the appointment of a teacher

DEPUTY MRO OF KANDUKUR MANDAL IN RANGA REDDY DISTRICT TRAPPED BY ACB WHILE ACCEPTING BRIBE

Mr.Narsimha Rao, Deputy Mandal Revenue Officer/Office Superintendent, Kandukur mandal, Ranga Reddy district was trapped by ACB Officials on 9-11-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,000/- from the complainant for doing official favour of issuing pahani copies of his 30 kuntas of land located at Pulimamidi village. The tainted amount was recovered from him. Chemical test yielded positive result. He is arrested. He is being produced before Additional Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad. Case is under investigation.

TWO EXCISE OFFICIALS CONVICTED IN ACB CASE

The Additional Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad has convicted Mr.Syed Ahmed, Circle Inspector of Prohibition and Excise department, formerly worked at Shadnagar Excise Station in Mahaboobnagar and Mr.Mohd.Jahangir, formerly Excise Sub Inspector, Shadnagar and sentenced them to undergo two years rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- each under section 7 of P.C.Act in a trap case booked against them by ACB. The Judge also sentenced them to suffer two years rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- each on another count. The Judge, however, ordered that both sentences be run concurrently.Mr.Ahmed while working as CI, Prohibition and Excise department at Shadnagar and Mr.Jahangir, as SI at Shadnagar were trapped by ACB Officials on 16-7-1997 when they demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 5,000/- and Rs. 10,000/- respectively from the complainant, a licencee in I.M.F.L. business, for doing official favour in an excise case booked against him.

FORMER MRO OF BHEEMADEVARAPALLY IN KARIMNAGAR DISTRICT CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

The Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad has convicted Mr.V.Vaman Rao, formerly Mandal Revenue Officer, Bheemadevarapally, Karimnagar district and sentenced him to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- under section 7 of P.C.Act in a trap case booked against him by ACB. The Judge also sentenced him to undergo two years rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 2,000/- under section 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (d) of P.C.Act. The Judge ordered both sentences be run concurrently. Mr.Vaman Rao while working as MRO, Bheemadeverapally was trapped by ACB Officials on 21-9-1993 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 300/- from the complainant to issue patta certificate in the name of his son

GOVERNMENT WITHHOLDS PENSION AND GRATUITY OF FORMER JUNIOR GEOLOGIST OF PANCHAYAT RAJ IN DISPROPORTIONATE ASSETS CASE

The State Government has ordered withholding of pension and gratuity of Mr.N.Venkata Ramana, formerly Junior Geologist, O/o Executive Engineer, Panchayat Raj department, Dharmavaram division in Anantapur district following his conviction by a trial Court in a disproportionate assets case booked against him by ACB. As per the Judgement of the Court, the Government also initiated action to confiscate his disproportionate properties worth Rs. 1.25 lakhs to the State. ACB Officials investigated into a disproportionate assets case against Mr.Venkata Ramana, while he was working as Junior Geologist in Dharmavaram division and filed charge sheet against him in the Court of Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad. The Special Judge convicted him and sentenced to undergo two years rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 2,000/- as he was found guilty of acquiring assets disproportionate to the known sources of his income. Consequent to the conviction, the State Government punished him by withholding his pension and gratuity since he retired on 31-7-2002.

PANCHAYAT SECRETARY, DANDU MYLARAM OF IBRAHIMPATNAM MANDAL TRAPPED BY ACB

Mr.Aravelli Penta Chary, Panchayat Secretary, Dandu Mylaram village, Ibrahimpatnam mandal, Ranga Reddy district was trapped by ACB Officials at his Office in the village on 6-11-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 4,000/- from the complainant for issuing pattadar pass book and title deed. After receiving the bribe amount he kept the same in between two registers on his table. The tainted amount was recovered at his instance.He tested positive during chemical test. He is arrested and being produced before Additional Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad.Case is under investigation

GOVERNMENT WITHHOLDS PENSION AND GRATUITY OF FORMER DSP OF MANUGUR AS HE FOUND GUILTY OF CORRUPTION CHARGES

The State Government has punished Mr.Mohd. Ayub Pasha, formerly D.S.P. of Manugur Sub Division, Khammam district by withholding his entire pension and gratuity since he was found guilty of corruption charges in a case registered against him by ACB.ACB Officials investigated into certain allegations against Mr.Mohd. Pasha while he was working as DSP, Manugur Sub Division and submitted a report to the State Government on 16-7-1990. Based on the ACB report, the Government ordered a departmental enquiry in which it was proved that Mr.Pasha had failed to take prompt action in arresting an accused in a murder case and detained some innocent persons for two weeks with ulterior motive. It was also proved that he had collected mamools from liquor shop owners, Excise contractors and others. Consequent to the findings of the departmental enquiry, the State Government ordered withholding of his pension and gratuity in full since he retired on 31-7-1996.

JULAPALLI MRI OF KARIMNAGAR DISTRICT IN ACB NET

Mrs.Tangella Rama Devi, Mandal Revenue Inspector, Julapally mandal, Karimnagar district was trapped by ACB Officials at her residence at Peddapally on 4-11-2004 when she demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,200/- from the complainant, a widow to do an official favour. The complainant applied for widow certificate on 20-10-2004. While the Village Patwari certified the application, the MRI demanded the bribe to certify the complainant as a widow. The MRI was caught red handed when she demanded and accepted the bribe amount of Rs. 1,200/- from the complainant. Chemical test yielded positive. The tainted amount was recovered from her. She was arrested. She is being produced before Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad. Case is under investigation.

GOVERNMENT WITHHOLDS PENSION AND GRATUITY OF FORMER MRO OF KOTAURATLA IN ACB CASE

The State Government has ordered withholding of pension and gratuity in full permanently to Mr.G.Ramacharyulu, former M.R.O., Kotauratla, Visakhapatnam district following his conviction by a trial court in a trap case booked against him by ACB. Mr.Ramacharyulu while working as MRO of Kotauratla was trapped by ACB Officials on 7-9-1995 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 10,000/- from the complainant for granting pattas. The Special Judge for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam has convicted him and sentenced to undergo one year simple imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- each under two counts. Consequent to the conviction, the State Government punished him by withholding his entire pension and gratuity permanently since he retired on 31-10-1995

FORMER DCTO, GANAPAVARAM IN W.G. DISTRICT PUNISHED FOLLOWING HIS CONVICTION IN TRAP CASE

The State Government has ordered 100 per cent cut in pension and withholding of gratuity in full to Mr.K.Harinath, formerly D.C.T.O., Ganapavaram, West Godavari district following his conviction by a trial court in a trap case booked against him by ACB. Mr.Harinath and Mr.K.Pandu Ranga Vithal, working as Junior Assistant, O/o DCTO, Ganapavaram were trapped by ACB Officials on 30-12-1993 when they demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 500/- and Rs. 250/- respectively from a businessman to issue Registration Certificate to conduct his business. The Special Judge for ACB Cases, Vijayawada has convicted both the accused and sentenced them to undergo one year simple imprisonment each and to pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- each under two different counts. Consequent to the conviction, the State Government punished Mr.Harinath by ordering 100 per cent cut in his pension and stoppage of his gratuity in full since he retired on 31-12-1997. The State Government had already dismissed Mr.Pandu Ranga Vithal from service following his conviction in the trap case.

FORMER ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER OF ENDOWMENTS, ONGOLE CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

The Special Judge for ACB Cases, Nellore has convicted Mr.J.Nageswara Rao, formerly Assistant Commissioner of Endowments, Ongole and sentenced him to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- under section 7 of P.C.Act in a trap case booked against him by ACB. The Special Judge also sentenced him to undergo two years rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 2,000/- under section 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (d) of P.C.Act. The Judge ordered that both sentences be run concurrently. Mr.Nageswara Rao while working as Assistant Commissioner of Endowments, Ongole was trapped by ACB Officials on 23-1-1995 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 5,000/- from the Secretary of the Temple Renovation Committee, Daivalaravuru, Korisapadu mandal in Prakasam district to accord permission to release funds for renovation of the temple.

FORMER FOREST JAMEDAR OF TTD FOREST CONVICTED IN ACB CASE

The Special Judge for ACB Cases, Nellore has convicted Mr.K.Gurunadham, formerly Forest Jamedar, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) Forest and sentenced him to undergo six months simple imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 500/- under section 9 of P.C.Act in a case booked against him by ACB. He was also sentenced to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- under section 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (d) of P.C.Act. The Special also sentenced him on another count to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- under section 420 IPC. The Judge ordered that all the sentences be run concurrently.ACB Officials registered a case against Mr.Gurunadham while he was working as Forest Jamedar, TTD Forest following complainants against him that he was collecting huge amounts from the gullible public of Chittoor district promising to secure attender jobs in the Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences (SVIMS), Tirupati. During the course of enquiry, the ACB Officials found that Mr.Gurunadham demanded Rs. 80,000/- from the complainant promising to secure attender jobs to his two sons in SVIMS stating that the Director of the Institute was well known to him. He collected Rs. 30,000/- from the complainant on 27-2-1993 and issued receipts for the amount. A charge sheet was filed against him in the Special Court for ACB Cases.

PANCHAYAT SECRETARY IN KADAPA DISTRICT IN ACB NET

Mr.Itukatipati Chalapathi Rao, Panchayat Secretary, Pedaguravaluru, Chapadu mandal in Kadapa district was trapped by ACB Officials on 30-10-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,000/- from a farmer to prepare and forward adangal copy to MRO. He was caught red handed in the premises of Office of MRO, Chapadu. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He tested positive during chemical test. He is arrested. He is being produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Nellore.Case is under investigation.

FOREST SECTION OFFICER IN WEST GODAVARI DISTRICT IN ACB TRAP

Mr.V.Satyanarayana, Forest Section Officer, Dondapudi, Gopalapuram mandal in West Godavari district was trapped by ACB Officials on 27-10-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 2,000/- from the complainant of Chityal village for doing the official favour of processing renewal of his saw mill licence and return of an instrument which was earlier seized from the saw mill. The tainted amount was recovered from the Forest Section Officer. He tested positive during chemical test. He was arrested and later produced before Special Judge for ACB Cases, Vijayawada. Case is under investigation

FORMER ACTO, CHINA WALTAIR CONVICTED FOR DEMANDING AND ACCEPTING BRIBE

The Special Judge for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam has convicted Mr.I.Nageswara Rao, formerly Assistant Commercial Tax Officer (ACTO), China Waltair, Visakhapatnam to undergo one year simple imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- each under two counts in a trap case booked against him by ACB. The Judge ordered that both sentences be run concurrently.Mr.Nageswara Rao while working as ACTO, China Waltair was trapped by ACB Officials on 26-12-1994 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,000/- from the complainant for registration as a dealer for doing cloth and thread business

ASSISTANT ENGINEER IN IRRIGATION DEPARTMENT CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

The Special Judge for ACB Cases, Vijayawada has convicted Mr.Bandaru Yerranna, formerly Assistant Engineer, Cyclone Emergency Reconstruction Project (CERP), Bhimavaram Sub Division, West Godavari district to undergo two years simple imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 2,500/- each under two counts in a trap case registered against him by ACB. Both sentences will run concurrently.ACB Officials trapped Mr.Yerranna on 9-8-1994 while he was working as Assistant Engineer, CERP, Bhimavaram Sub Division when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 800-/ from the complainant to process his bill.

ANTI-CORRUPTION BUREAU UNEARTHS ASSETS WORTH OVER RS. 44 LAKHS BELONGING TO DISTRICT INSPECTOR, LEGAL METROLOGY,METER FITTING UNIT, ECUNDERABAD, SRI PUTLA ARJUN KUMAR.

Simultaneous searches were conducted by ACB officials at two places in Mahabubnagar and three places in Hyderabad today i.e. 28-10-2004 which revealed disproportionate assets worth Rs.35 lakhs belonging to Sri Putla Arjun Kumar, District Inspector, Legal Metrology, working at Meter Fitting Unit, Secunderabad. The properties include three houses at Sainathnagar, Vanasthalipuram (one on his name, second house in the name of his mother & third house in the name of his aunt), four house plots at Hayathnagar and Vanasthalipuram in his wife�s name, bank deposit worth over Rs.7 lakhs in the name of his wife, brothers-in-law, mother and himself, gold ornaments weighing 28 tolas, net cash of Rs.40,000/- and a diesel ambassador car worth Rs.65,000/- were found during the searches. Household articles worth Rs.1,80,000/- were also found. He joined Legal Metrology Department as Inspector on 3-3-1986. Earlier he worked at Hyderabad, Nalgonda. He is again working at Hyderabad. He is arrested. He will be produced before the Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad.

FORMER MDO OF PALAKURTHY IN WARANGAL DISTRICT CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

The Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad has convicted Mr.M.Anthaiah, former Mandal Development Officer (MDO), Palakurthy, Warangal district and sentenced him to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- under section 7 of P.C.Act in a trap case booked against him by ACB. The Judge also convicted him and sentenced to undergo two years rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 2,000/- under section 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (d) of P.C.Act. The Judge ordered that both sentences be run concurrently. Mr.Anthaiah while working as MDO, Palakurthy was trapped by ACB Officials on 4-3-1993 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1200/- from the complainant to forward the G.P.F. withdrawals and leave salary encashment papers of his late husband.

SUPREME COURT CONFIRMS CONVITION OF TRIAL COURT TO FORMER CTO, NAIDUPET IN TRAP CASE

The Supreme Court has confirmed the punishment imposed on Mr.K.Punardana Rao, formerly Commercial Tax Officer, Naidupet in Nellore district by the Trial Court in a trap case booked against him by ACB.Mr.Punardana Rao while working as CTO at Naidupet was trapped by ACB Officials on 9-8-1992 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 20,000/- from a Trader for giving more time to him to submit �C� form and affidavits for assessment and for not conducting inspection of his firm. The Special Judge for ACB Cases, Nellore has convicted and sentenced him to undergo two years rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 5,000/- each on two counts. Allowing his appeal petition the A.P.High Court acquitted him of the charges. The Supreme Court in its judgement found him guilty of the charges. The Supreme Court however reduced the sentence. The Supreme Court sentenced him to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment each on two counts. Both sentences will run concurrently.

FORMER MRI, O/o MRO, IEEZ MANDAL IN MAHABOOBNAGAR DISTRICT CONVICTED IN ACB CASE

The Additional Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad has convicted Mr.Md.Sayeed, formerly Mandal Revenue Inspector, O/o MRO, Ieez mandal, Mahaboobnagar district and sentenced him to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 500/- for the offences under section 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (c) (d) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 on charges of misappropriation of Government funds. The Judge also convicted and sentenced him to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 500/- under section 409 IPC. Both sentences will run concurrently.A case against Mr.Sayeed was registered by ACB Officials in 1990 while he was working as MRI of Ieez mandal on the allegations that the MRI in abuse of his official position misappropriated land revenue amounts collected by him from the farmers of Pulikallu village and its hamlets and caused loss of Rs. 20,063/- to Government. After completion of investigation of the case the, ACB filed charge sheet against him.

FORMER MUNICIPAL COMMISSIONER, TANUKU DISMISSED FROM SERVICE FOLLOWING HIS CONVICTION IN TRAP CASE

The State Government has dismissed Mr.B.Ajaykumar, formerly Municipal Commissioner, Tanuku, West Godavari district from service following his conviction by a trial court in a trap case booked against him by ACB. Mr.Ajaykumar while working as Municipal Commissioner, Tanuku was trapped by ACB Officials on 26-1-1996 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 10,000/- from a Sanitary Inspector for dropping action against him in a departmental enquiry. The Special Judge for ACB Cases, Vijayawada has convicted and sentenced him to undergo two years Simple imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 2,500/-. Consequent to the conviction the State Government dismissed him from service.

FORMER BUILDING INSPECTOR OF BODHAN MUNICIPALITY CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

The Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad has convicted Mr.V.Rajasekhar, former Tracer and In charge Building Inspector, Bodhan Municipality, Nizamabad district and sentenced him to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- under section 7 of P.C.Act in a trap case booked against him by ACB. The Principal Special Judge also convicted him and sentenced to undergo two years rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 2,000/- under section 13 (1) (d) of P.C.Act in the same case. Both sentences will run concurrently.Mr.Rajasekhar while working as In charge Building Inspector of Bodhan Municipality was trapped by ACB Officials on 6-4-1993 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,000/- from the complainant for issuing Municipal permission for building construction. The Principal Special Judge in another judgement convicted Mr.B.Pratap Singh, former Typist, Bodhan Municipality and sentenced him to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- under section 7 of P.C.Act as he was found guilty of demanding and accepting a bribe. The Judge also convicted him and sentenced to undergo two years rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 2,000/- on another count. Both sentences will run concurrently. Mr.Pratap Singh while working as Typist in Bodhan Municipality was trapped by ACB Officials on 6-4-1993 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 500/- from the complainant for issuing mutation certificate.

FORMER ASSISTANT ENGINEER, ITDA, UTNOOR CONVICTED IN ACB CASE

The Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad has convicted Mr.T.Papa Rao, Assistant Engineer, Panchayat Raj, who formerly worked at ITDA, Utnoor, Adilabad district and sentenced him to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- under section 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 in a trap case booked against him by ACB. The Principal Special Judge also sentenced him to undergo two years rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 2,000/- on another count. Both sentences will run concurrently. Mr.Papa Rao while working as AE, Utnoor ITDA was trapped by ACB Officials on 4-9-1992 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 2,000/- from a contractor for recording the works executed by him and preparation of bills.

KURNOOL GOVERNMENT HOSPITAL EMPLOYEE CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

The Additional Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad has convicted Mr.G.Venganna, former Male Nursing orderly, Government General Hospital, Kurnool and sentenced him to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 500/- each under two counts in a trap case booked against him by ACB.Mr. Shaik Hussain Peera, Sweeper and Mr.Venganna, Male Nursing Orderly of Government General Hospital, Kurnnol were trapped by ACB Officials on 25-4-1997 when they demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 400/- from the brother of a patient, who underwent ear surgery as a reward to have helped the patient. (Mr.Hussain Peera died on 8-4-2003). The Additional Special Judge convicted Mr.Venganna as the charge against him was proved.

GOVERNMENT PUNISHES SENIOR ASSISTANT IN MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT WITH COMPULSORY RETIREMENT IN DISPROPORTIONATE OF ASSETS CASE

The State Government has ordered compulsory retirement to Mr.S.V.Ramachary, Senior Assistant, O/o District Medical and Health Officer, Mahaboobnagar as he was found guilty of possessing assets disproportionate to the known sources of his income in a departmental enquiry. ACB Officials registered a case against Mr.Ramachary in 1991 and found that he was in the possession of assets worth Rs. 5,87,060/- disproportionate to the known sources of his income. Based on the ACB report, the State Government ordered a departmental enquiry in which the charges against him were proved. Considering the findings of the enquiry report, the Government decided to retire him compulsorily without prejudice to the criminal case pending against him in the Court of Additional Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad.

FORMER ADDITIONAL ASSISTANT ENGINEER OF ERSTWHILE APSEB DISMISSED FROM SERVICE IN TRAP CASE

The authorities of Eastern Power Distribution Company Limited (EPDCL), Visakhapatnam have dismissed Mr.R.Ranga Prasada Rao, formerly Additional Assistant Engineer, erstwhile A.P.State Electricity Board (APSEB), Jangareddygudem, West Godavari district from service following his conviction by a Trial Court in a trap case booked against him by ACB. The EPDCL authorities also punished Mr.G.D.L.Janardhana Rao, former Additional Assistant Engineer, Jangareddygudem, another accused in the same trap case and who was convicted by the Court by withdrawing his provisional pension and withholding his entire gratuity. ACB Officials trapped Mr.Ranga Prasada Rao and Mr.Janardhana Rao while they were working as Additional Assistant Engineers at Jangareddygudem on 6-6-1991 when they demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 7,000/- from the Managing Partner of a Food Products Factory to reduce penalty to be levied on his factory power connection. The Special Judge for ACB Cases, Vijayawada convicted them and sentenced them to undergo two years simple imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 2,500/- each. Consequent to the conviction, the EPDCL authorities dismissed Mr.Ranga Prasada Rao from service and ordered withdrawal of pension and withholding of gratuity to Mr.Janardhana Rao, since he retired.

ASSISTANT SUPPLY OFFICER, CIRCLE �IX, SECUNDERABAD TRAPPED BY ACB

Mr.B.Ravinder, Assistant Supply Officer, Circle-IX, Secunderabad was trapped by ACB Officials on 7-10-2004 when he demanded a bribe of Rs. 10,000/- from a fair price shop dealer and accepted the same through his subordinate Mr.K.Krishna Murthy, Junior Enquiry Inspector. The ASO demanded the bribe from the complainant for not booking a case on his fair price shop, to submit favourable report to the Chief Rationing Officer and not to harass him in future. On the directions of the ASO Mr.Ravinder, the Junior Enquiry Inspector Mr.Krishna Murthy visited the fair price shop of the complainant to collect bribe amount and asked the complainant to keep the bribe amount inside the �Off Take Register� brought along with him (Junior Enquiry Inspector). Later, the Junior Enquiry Inspector kept the register containing the bribe amount in a polythene bag. The tainted amount was recovered by ACB Officials at the instance of the Junior Enquiry Inspector. Both the Assistant Supply Officer and the Junior Enquiry Inspector were arrested and being produced before Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad.Case is under investigation.

CIVIL SURGEON OF GOVERNMENT HEADQUARTERS HOSPITAL, KADAPA IN ACB NET

Dr.Challa Sanjeevaiah, Civil Surgeon and Orthopedician, Government Headquarters Hospital, Kadapa was trapped by ACB Officials on 8-10-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 3,500/- from the complainant to conduct surgery to his brother, who had earlier met with an accident. The tainted amount was recovered from Civil Surgeon. He tested positive during chemical test. He is arrested and will be produced before Special Judge for ACB Cases, Nellore.Case is under investigation.

ASSISTANT SUPPLY OFFICER, CIRCLE �IX, SECUNDERABAD TRAPPED BY ACB

Mr.B.Ravinder, Assistant Supply Officer, Circle-IX, Secunderabad was trapped by ACB Officials on 7-10-2004 when he demanded a bribe of Rs. 10,000/- from a fair price shop dealer and accepted the same through his subordinate Mr.K.Krishna Murthy, Junior Enquiry Inspector. The ASO demanded the bribe from the complainant for not booking a case on his fair price shop, to submit favourable report to the Chief Rationing Officer and not to harass him in future. On the directions of the ASO Mr.Ravinder, the Junior Enquiry Inspector Mr.Krishna Murthy visited the fair price shop of the complainant to collect bribe amount and asked the complainant to keep the bribe amount inside the �Off Take Register� brought along with him (Junior Enquiry Inspector). Later, the Junior Enquiry Inspector kept the register containing the bribe amount in a polythene bag. The tainted amount was recovered by ACB Officials at the instance of the Junior Enquiry Inspector. Both the Assistant Supply Officer and the Junior Enquiry Inspector were arrested and being produced before Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad.Case is under investigation.

CIVIL SURGEON OF GOVERNMENT HEADQUARTERS HOSPITAL, KADAPA IN ACB NET

Dr.Challa Sanjeevaiah, Civil Surgeon and Orthopedician, Government Headquarters Hospital, Kadapa was trapped by ACB Officials on 8-10-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 3,500/- from the complainant to conduct surgery to his brother, who had earlier met with an accident. The tainted amount was recovered from Civil Surgeon. He tested positive during chemical test. He is arrested and will be produced before Special Judge for ACB Cases, Nellore.Case is under investigation

FORMER JUNIOR ASSISTANT, O/o EXECUTIVE ENGINEER, PENUKONDA CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

The Additional Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad has convicted Mr.C.Mahipathi, formerly Junior Assistant, O/o Executive Engineer, M.I.Division, Penukonda, Anantapur district and sentenced him to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 500/- in a trap case booked against him by ACB. Mr.Mahipathi while working as Junior Assistant, O/o EE, M.I.Division, Penukonda was trapped by ACB Officials on 24-1-1994 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 200/- from a Work Inspector of Irrigation department, Kadiri Sub Division for processing his LTC bill and pay fixation papers.

ENGINEER OF EASTERN POWER DISTRIBUTION COMPANY LIMITED (EPDCL) DISMISSED FROM SERVICE FOLLOWING HIS CONVICTION IN ACB CASE

The Authorities of Eastern Power Distribution Company Limited (EPDCL), Visakhapatnam dismissed Mr.Ch.Babu Rao, formerly Additional Assistant Engineer, erstwhile A.P.State Elecricity Board (APSEB), Peravalli, West Godavari district from service following his conviction ordered by a designated court in a trap case booked against him by ACB.Mr.Babu Rao while working as Additional Assistant Engineer, APSEB, Peravalli was trapped by ACB Officials on 12-2-1997 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,000/- from the complainant for installing electrical meter and to give power connection. The Special Judge for ACB Cases, Vijayawada has convicted and sentenced him to undergo two years simple imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 2,500/- each under two counts. Consequent to the conviction, the EPDCL Authorities with whom he is presently working dismissed him from service.

FORMER RDO, VIZIANAGARAM CONVICTED IN ACB CASE

The Special Judge for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam has convicted Mr.A.Gopal Rao, formerly Revenue Divisional Officer (RDO), Vizianagaram and sentenced him to undergo one year simple imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- each under two counts in a trap case registered against him by ACB. Mr.Gopala Rao while working as RDO, Vizianagaram was trapped by ACB Officials on 22-6-1994 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,500/- from a Village Administrative Officer (VAO) for writing a favourable report in a departmental enquiry ordered by the District Collector and pending disposal with RDO.

FORMER SPECIAL RI, O/o MRO, RAMACHANDRAPURAM IN MEDAK DISTRICT CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

The Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad has convicted Mr.M.Yellaiah, formerly Special Revenue Inspector, O/o Mandal Revenue Officer, Ramachandrapuram, Medak district and sentenced him to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- under section 7 of P.C.Act in a trap case booked against him by ACB. The Judge also sentenced him to undergo two years rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 2,000/- under section 13 (1) (d) of P.C.Act. Both sentences will run concurrently. Mr.Yellaiah while working as Special RI, Ramachandrapuram was trapped by ACB Officials on 23-3-1993 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 200/- from the complainant for issuing pahani certificate

PANCHAYAT SECRETARY OF NALLAGONDA VILLAGE IN KARIMNAGAR DISTRICT TRAPPED BY ACB

Mr.J.Someswar, Panchayat Secretary, Nallagonda village, Thimmapur mandal in Karimnagar district was trapped by ACB Officials at Nallagonda Panchayat Office on 29-9-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 8,000/- from the complainant to do an official favour. The complainant applied for mutation of 14.03 acres of agriculture land located in Nallagonda village on 19-8-2004. The Panchayat Secretary demanded the bribe of Rs. 8,000/- to process the mutation work. The tainted amount was recovered from the Panchayat Secretary. He tested positive during chemical test. He is arrested and being produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad. Case is under investigation.

ACTO 2, WARANGAL IN ACB NET

Mr.I.V.Subba Rao, ACTO-2, Warangal was trapped by ACB Officials at his Office on 27-9-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 5,000/- from the complainant to issue licence for him to do commission business in brawn and maize. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He tested positive during chemical test. He is arrested and being produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad. Case is under investigation.

OFFICER OF PRUDENTIAL COOPERATIVE BANK IN ACB NET

Mr.R.Kiran Kumar, Cooperative Sub Registrar/Sale Officer, Prudential Cooperative Bank, R.P.Road, Secunderabad was trapped by ACB Officials on 13-9-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 10,000/- from the complainant. The complainant had taken a loan from the bank in 1998. The Bank Official demanded the bribe from the complainant to postpone the public auction of the property of the complainant, a defaulter. He tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He is being arrested and will be produced before Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad.Case is under investigation.

FORMER SENIOR ASSISTANT, O/o MRO, BATHALAPALLI IN ANANTAPUR DISTRICT CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

The Additional Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad has convicted Mr.A.Sivasankaraiah, former Senior Assistant, O/o Mandal Revenue Officer, Bathalapalli, Anantapur district and sentenced him to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 500/- each under two counts in a trap case booked against him by ACB. Mr.Sivasankaraiah while working as Senior Assistant, O/o MRO, Bathalapalli was trapped by ACB Officials on 1-10-1992 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 300/- from the complainant for incorporating his land particulars in the Revenue records.

FORMER WARDEN OF B.C.BOYS HOSTEL, GUNADALA (VIJAYAWADA) DISMISSED FROM SERVICE IN ACB CASE

The State Government has dismissed Mr.P.Satyanarayana, former Warden and in charge of Government B.C.Boys Hostel, Gunadala, Vijayawada from service following charges framed against him by ACB were proved in the Tribunal for Disciplinary Proceedings (TDP). ACB Officials conducted a surprise check at Government B.C.Boys Hostel, Gunadala on 27-1-1997 and found that Mr.Satyanarayana, Warden and in charge of the Hostel inflated the strength of boarders and drawn excess funds. The State Government placed him on defence before the TDP. The Tribunal also found him guilty of the charges. Based on the findings of the Tribunal, the State Government dismissed him from service.

ADDITIONAL ASSISTANT ENGINEER CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

The Special Judge for ACB Cases, Vijayawada has convicted Mr.Ch.Babu Rao, former Additional Assistant Engineer of erstwhile A.P.State Electricity Board (APSEB), Peravalli in West Godavari district and sentenced him to undergo two years simple imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 2,500/- each under two counts in a trap case booked against him by ACB. Mr.Babu Rao while working at Peravalli was trapped by ACB Officials on 12-2-1997 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,000/- from the complainant for installing electrical meter and to give power supply to his industrial unit.

EXCISE INSPECTOR AND TWO CONSTABLES DISMISSED FROM SERVICE IN ACB CASE

The State Government has dismissed Mr.G.Seetharama Rao, formerly Prohibition and Excise Inspector, P.Konavalasa Check Post, Pachipenta mandal in Vizianagarama district and two former Excise Constables of the same Check Post from service as corruption charges against them were proved in a case booked against them by ACB.ACB Officials conducted a surprise check at P.Konavalasa Check Post on 2-12-2000 and found Mr.Seetharama Rao, Excise Inspector, V.Gopala Rao and Mr.Ch.Laxmana, both Excise Constables indulging in corrupt practices by way of collecting mamools from transport vehicles. Later the State Government placed them on defence before the Tribunal for Disciplinary Proceedings (TDP) and the Tribunal also found them guilty of the charges. Based on the findings of the Tribunal, the State Government dismissed the Excise Inspector and two Excise Constables from service

FORMER SI OF ASIFNAGAR POLICE STATION CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

The Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad has convicted Mr.A.B.M.Anwar, formerly Sub Inspector of Police, Asifnagar Police Station, Hyderabad City to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 2,000/- under section 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 in a trap case booked against him by ACB. The Judge also convicted him to undergo two years rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 3,000/- under section 13 (2) read with 13 (1) (d) of P.C.Act. The Judge ordered both the sentences would run concurrently. Mr.Anwar while working as SI of Police, Asifnagar Police Station was trapped by ACB Officials on 18-3-1992 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 3,000/- from the complainant, a taxi van driver for not taking any action against him in an accident case.

TWO ADDITIONAL ASSISTANT ENGINEERS CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

The Special Judge for ACB Cases, Vijayawada has convicted Mr.R.Ranga Prasada Rao, Mr.J.D.L.Janardhana Rao, both formerly Additional Assistant Engineers of erstwhile A.P.State Electricity Board (APSEB), Jangareddy Gudem, West Godavari district to undergo two years simple imprisonment and to pay a fine of 2,500/- each in a trap case booked against them by ACB. Mr.Ranga Prasada Rao and Mr.Janardhana Rao were trapped by ACB Officials on 6-6-1991 when they demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 7,000/- from the complainant, Managing Partner of a Food Products Factory to reduce penalty to be levied on his factory power connection.

FORMER MRO, DEVARAPALLI IN WEST GODAVARI DISTRICT DISMISSED FROM SERVICE IN TRAP CASE

The State Government has dismissed Mr.D.Ananthaiah, formerly Mandal Revenue Officer, Devarapalli mandal, West Godavari district from service in connection with a trap case booked against him by ACB.Mr.Ananthaiah while working as MRO, Devarapalli mandal in West Godavari district was trapped by ACB Officials on 3-11-1998 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,000/- from the complainant to issue house site patta. The State Government placed him on defence before the Tribunal for Disciplinary Proceedings (TDP). Though the Tribunal exonerated him from the charge, the State Government deferred with the Tribunal and dismissed him from service considering the other material placed before it. Mr.Ananthaiah is presently working as Section Officer, Planning department, Secretariat

FORMER EXCISE S.I. OF BALANAGAR DISMISSED FROM SERVICE IN DISPROPORTIONATE ASSETS CASE

The State Government has dismissed Mr.P.Anjaiah, formerly Prohibition and Excise Sub Inspector, Balanagar Range, Ranga Reddy district from service following his conviction by a trial court in a disproportionate assets case booked against him by ACB.ACB Officials registered a case of disproportionate assets against Mr.Anjaiah while he was working as Prohibition and Excise Sub Inspector, Balanagar Range in 1992. He was later chargesheeted in the Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad for possessing assets valued at Rs. 14,10,651/- disproportionate to the known sources of his income. The Special Judge convicted him on 26-3-2004 and sentenced him to undergo two years rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 5,000/-. Consequent to the conviction, the State Government dismissed him service.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND FIELD ASSISTANT OF MINORITIES FINANCE CORPORATION, WARANGAL TRAPPED BY ACB

Mr.Hameeduddin, Executive Director, A.P.State Minorities Finance Corporation, Warangal was trapped by ACB Officials on 27-8-2004 when he demanded a bribe of Rs. 1,500/- from the complainant and accepted the same through Mr.D.K.Chary, Field Assistant working in his Office. The complainant applied for financial assistance under �Dukan Aur Makan� scheme. The A.P.Housing Board sanctioned and released funds for construction of house under the scheme. The ED of Minorities Finance Corporation, Warangal demanded the complainant to pay the bribe to process his application for sanction of funds for shop under the scheme. As per instructions of the ED, the complainant handed over the bribe amount to Field Assistant Mr.Chary at the Office. The tainted amount was recovered from the Field Assistant. He tested positive when subjected to chemical test. Both the Executive Director and the Field Assistant are being arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad.Case is under investigation.

MEO OF ROLUGUNTA IN VISAKHAPATNAM DISTRICT TRAPPED BY ACB WHILE ACCEPTING BRIBE

Mr.S.Raghunadhacharyulu, Mandal Education Officer (MEO), Rolugunta mandal in Visakhapatnam district was trapped by ACB Officials on 25-8-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 2,000/- from the complainant, a retired Head Master to do an official favour. The retired Head Master submitted Group Insurance Service bills for Rs. 19,624/- on 17-7-2003. The MEO demanded the complainant to pay the bribe to forward his bill to the District Audit Office. The MEO was caught red handed when he accepted the bribe amount at his residence at Peda Boddepalli, near Rolugunta. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He tested positive during chemical test. He is arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam. Case is under investigation.

SENIOR ASSISTANT OF DCTO OFFICE TRAPPED BY ACB

Mr.A.Dasaratha Rao, Senior Assistant, O/o the Deputy Commercial Tax Officer, M.J.Market, Hyderabad was trapped by ACB Officials on 24-8-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 5,000/- from the complainant for doing official favour. The complainant submitted his Assessment papers for two years in the Office and the Senior Assistant demanded the amount for processing the file and issuing clearance certificate. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He tested positive when subjected to chemical test. The Senior Assistant is being arrested and will be produced before the Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad.Case is under investigation.

FORMER ASSISTANT ENGINEER OF CHIRALA MUNICIPALITY DISMISSED FROM SERVICE FOLLOWING HIS CONVICTION IN TRAP CASE

The State Government has dismissed Mr.K.Subba Rao, formerly Assistant Engineer, Public Health and Municipal Engineering, Chirala Municipality, Prakasam district from service following his conviction by a designated court in a trap case booked against by ACB.Mr.Subba Rao while working as Full Additional Charge (FAC) of Municipal Engineer, Chirala Municipality was trapped by ACB Officials on 31-8-1998 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1500/- from a contractor for having check measured the work relating to digging of drinking water wells in slum areas of Chirala and also to be considerate in future. The Special Judge for ACB Cases, Nellore has convicted and sentenced him to undergo six months rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- under section 7 of P.C Act. The Judge also sentenced him to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 2,000/- under section 13 (2) read with 13 (1) (D) of P.C. Act in the same case. Consequent to the conviction, the State Government dismissed him from service.

GOVERNMENT WITHHOLDS PENSION AND GRATUITY OF FORMER DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING FOLLOWING HIS CONVICTION IN TRAP CASE

The State Government has ordered withholding of 100 per cent pension and gratuity to Mr.M.Adinarayana, formerly Deputy Director, Town and Country Planning, Hyderabad following his conviction by a trial court in a trap case booked against him by ACB. Mr.Adinarayna while working as Deputy Director, Town and Country Planning, Hyderabad was trapped by ACB Officials on 20-8-1993 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,000/- from the complainant, a resident of Pebbair village in Mahaboobnagar district in connection with the approval of layout plan submitted by the complainant and others. The Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad has convicted him on 10-2-2004 and sentenced him to undergo two years rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- each under two counts. Consequent to the conviction, the State Government issued orders withholding 100 per cent of his pension and gratuity since he retired on 31-3-2003.

ASSISTANT ENGINEER OF IRRIGATION DEPARTMENT CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

The Special Judge for ACB Cases, Nellore has convicted Mr.G.V.Ramanaiah, former Assistant Engineer, (Irrigation Department), Buckingham Canal, Section Mypadu, Nellore district and sentenced him to undergo six months rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- under section 7 of P.C. Act in a trap case booked against him by ACB. The Judge also sentenced him to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- under section 13 (2) read with 13 (1) (D) of P.C. Act in the same case. The Judge ordered both sentences to run concurrently. Mr.Ramanaiah while working as Assistant Engineer, Buckingham Canal, Section Mypadu was trapped by ACB Officials on 1-3-1994 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 750/- from the complainant for permitting him to draw salt water from Buckingham Canal to his prawn field.

FORMER BUILDING INSPECTOR OF VIZIANAGARAM MUNICIPALITY DISMISSED FROM SERVICE IN ACB CASE

The State Government has dismissed Mr.B.Sankar Mohan Dev, former Building Inspector, Town Planning Section, Municipal Office, Vizianagaram from service as he was found guilty of bribe charges in the Tribunal for Disciplinary Proceedings (TDP) in connection with a trap case booked against him by ACB.Mr.Sankar Mohan Dev while working as Building Inspector, Vizianagaram Municipality was trapped by ACB Officials on 21-5-2002 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,000/- from the complainant for sanction of building plan. He was placed on defence before the Tribunal for Disciplinary Proceedings (TDP). The Tribunal found him guilty of the Charge. Based on the findings of the Tribunal, the State Government dismissed him from service

FORMER VILLAGE ASSISTANT, O/o MRO, KURNOOL CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

The Additional Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad has convicted Mr.S.K.Prabhakar Rao, formerly Junior Assistant working as Village Assistant, O/o Mandal Revenue Officer, Kurnool and sentenced him to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 500/- each under two counts in a trap case booked against him by ACB. Mr.Prabhakar Rao while working as Village Assistant, O/o MRO, Kurnool was trapped by ACB Officials on 7-2-1992 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 300/- from the complainant for processing and recommending issue of Residential Certificate.

MEDICAL OFFICER REMOVED FROM SERVICE FOR DOING PRIVATE PRACTICE BY ABSTAINING FROM DUTIES

The State Government has removed Dr.S.B.R.Kishore, formerly Medical Officer, Primary Health Centre, Shaimpet in Warangal district from service for doing private practice by abstaining from duties. ACB Officials conducted a surprise check at PHC, Shaimpet on 29-8-1998 and found Dr.Kishore, Medical Office absent from duty. On enquiry, it was found that Dr.Kishore was running a Nursing Home in the name of Warangal Orthopedic Clinic at Warangal without attending to his normal duties at PHC. The Government later ordered a departmental enquiry, which also proved him guilty of the charge. Based on the enquiry report, the State Government removed him from service.

SUB INSPECTOR OF POLICE, AMBERPET POLICE STATION IN HYDERABAD TRAPPED WHILE ACCEPTING BRIBE

Mr.Rapolu Srinivas, Sub Inspector of Police, Amberpet Police Station, Hyderabad was trapped by ACB Officials on 17-8-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 5,000/- from the complainant for not effecting immediate arrest of the complainant and his relatives who were involved in a criminal case of dowry harassment and to enable them to surrender in the Court. He tested positive when subjected to chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. The Sub Inspector was arrested. He is being produced before Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad.The Case is under investigation.

ACB SURPRISE CHECK REVEALS DRAWING OF SALARY UNAUTHORISEDLY BY A HEAD MASTER OF A PRIMARY SCHOOL IN WARANGAL

On credible information that the Deputy Inspector of Schools, Warangal (East) was involved in corrupt practices, the ACB Officials conducted a surprise check at the said Office on 17-8-2004. During the course of verification of records, it was found that Mr.T.Vidyasagar, Head Master of Sri Sarada Niketan, Warangal who was on leave for 20 months between 11-10-2000 and 11-6-2002 on medical grounds had drawn his salaries, arrears and other allowances to a tune of Rs. 3,46,746/- (total six bills) for the said leave period in the month of March 2004. Mr.S.Sridhar, Deputy Inspector of Schools, who is the drawing and disbursing officer, sanctioned the bills without settling the leave account of Mr.Vidyasagar. The leave account is to be settled by the competent authority i.e., District Educational Officer (DEO). The Head Master of the school has fraudulently prepared the bills and got them passed through the Deputy Inspector of Schools. The Head Master is not entitled for such long leave of 20 months with full pay. Further enquiry is under progress.

FORMER MEO OF BHAMINI IN SRIKAKULAM DISTRICT DISMISSED FROM SERVICE FOLLOWING HIS CONVICTION IN ACB CASE

The State Government has dismissed Mr.R.Tulasidas, formerly Mandal Educational Officer, Bhamini mandal, Srikakulam district from service following his conviction by a designated court in a trap case booked against him by ACB. Mr.Tulasidas while working as MEO, Bhamini was trapped by ACB Officials on 13-2-1994 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 400/- from a Teacher for getting his deputation proceedings cancelled. The Special Judge for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam convicted him on 6-2-2004 and sentenced to undergo one year simple imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- each under two counts. Consequent to the conviction, the State Government dismissed him from service.

HIGH COURT CONFIRMS CONVICTION TO FORMER MRO OF MENTADA MANDAL IN VIZIANAGARAM DISTRICT IN TRAP CASE

The Andhra Pradesh High Court has confirmed the conviction awarded by the trial court to Mr.M.Ch.Gopala Krishna, formerly Mandal Revenue Officer, Mentada mandal, Vizianagaram district in a trap case registered against him by ACB.Mr.Gopala Krishna while working as MRO, Mentada mandal was trapped by ACB Officials on 9-11-1992 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 200/- from a farmer for issuing necessary orders to cut trees. The Special Judge for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam convicted him on 24-1-1997 and sentenced to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- each under two counts. Challenging the conviction by the trial court, he appealed in High Court, which dismissed his petition

FORMER MRI OF JADCHERLA DISMISSED FROM SERVICE ON BRIBE CHARGE

The State Government has dismissed Mr.E.Venkata Ramana, formerly Mandal Revenue Officer, Jadcherla in Mahaboobnagar district from service following his conviction by a designated court in a trap case registered against him by ACB. Mr.Venkata Ramana, Senior Assistant, Office of Chief Commissioner of Land Administration (CCLA) was trapped by ACB Officials on 9-3-1994 while he was on deputation as MRI in Jadcherla when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 300/- from the complainant in recommending insurance claim in connection with the death of his son. The Additional Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad convicted him on 12-3-2004 and sentenced him to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- each under two counts. Consequent to the conviction, the State Government dismissed him from service.

FORMER MUNICIPAL COMMISSIONER OF TANUKU CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

The Special Judge for ACB Cases, Vijayawada has convicted Mr.B.Ajay Kumar, former Municipal Commissioner, Tanuku, West Godavari district and sentenced him to undergo two years simple imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 2,500/- each under two counts on bribe charges.Mr.Ajay Kumar while working as Municipal Commissioner of Tanuku was trapped by ACB Officials on 26-10-1996 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 10,000/- from a Sanitary Inspector for dropping action against him in a departmental enquiry.

EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF HUZURABAD GRAM PANCHAYAT IN ACB NET

Mr.K.Ashok Reddy, Executive Officer, Gram Panchayat, Huzurabad in Karimnagar district was trapped by ACB Officials on 6-8-2004 when he demanded a bribe of Rs. 2,000/- from the complainant and accepted the same by asking the complainant to pay to Mr.E.Narayana Reddy, Bill Collector of Gram Panchayat. The Executive Officer demanded the bribe from the complainant to give permission for a kiosk to set up STD Telephone booth. As per the instructions of the Executive Officer, the complainant handed over the bribe amount to Mr.Narayana Reddy, Bill Collector who in turn gave it to Mr.G.Rajamallu, another Bill Collector of Gram Panchayat who was present there. The tainted amount was recovered from Mr.Rajamallu. Both the Bill Collectors tested positive when subjected to chemical test. The Executive Officer and both the Bill Collectors are being arrested and produced before Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad.The case is under investigation.

SENIOR ASSISTANT, O/o MRO, BALANAGAR, HYDERABAD TRAPPED BY ACB

Mr.Krishnaiah, Senior Assistant, O/o Mandal Revenue Officer, Balanagar, Hyderabad was trapped by ACB Officials on 6-8-2004 when he demanded a bribe of Rs. 8,000/- from the complainant and accepted the same by asking the complainant to pay to son of his sister who was present there. The Senior Assistant demanded the bribe to hand over �grama Kantam� certificate containing details of the location of the plot purchased by the complainant at Kukatpally. The certificate was already signed by the MRO on August 3, 2004. As per the instructions of the Senior Assistant, the complainant handed over the bribe amount to Mr.T.Raju, nephew of the Senior Assistant. The tainted amount was recovered from Mr.Raju. Both the Senior Assistant and his nephew are being arrested and produced before Additional Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderbad.The case is under investigation

DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT, KADAPA TRAPPED WHILE ACCEPTING BRIBE

Mr.Pusika Bhaktavatsalam, Deputy Director, O/o Regional Joint Director, Medical and Health department, Kadapa was trapped by ACB Officials at his Office on 4-8-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 6,000/- from the complainant, a Non Medical Demonstrator, working in Kurnool Medical College. The Deputy Director demanded the bribe from the complainant for processing and putting his promotion file to the Regional Joint Director. He tested positive when subjected to chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He is arrested and being produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Nellore.The case is under investigation.

ASSISTANT ENGINEER OF PANCHAYAT RAJ, MORTHAD MANDAL IN NIZAMABAD DISTRICT TRAPPED BY ACB

Mr.M.Kishan, Assistant Engineer, Panchayat Raj Department, Morthad mandal in Nizamabad district was trapped by ACB Officials on 2-8-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 10,000/- from the complainant. Repair works to �Burugu Cheuruvu� in Shetpally of Morthad mandal were completed at a cost of Rs. 3 lakhs and part payment of Rs. 1.90 lakhs was paid to the contractor. The Assistant Engineer demanded the bribe for getting the part payment sanctioned and to enter the details of final works in M.Book. He was caught red handed at his residence at Armoor town. He tested positive when subjected to chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He is arrested and being produced before Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad.The case is under investigation.

VILLAGE SECRETARY OF NAGIREDDYPALLI IN NALGONDA DISTRICT TRAPPED WHILE ACCEPTING BRIBE

Mr.Md.Mazahar Babu, Village Secretary, Nagireddypalli of Bhongir mandal of Nalgonda district was trapped by ACB Officials at Bhongir on 30-7-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 2,000/- from the complainant. The Village Secretary demanded the bribe amount to release 16 quintals of rice due to the complainant�s wife who completed a community work at Nagireddypalli under the Sampoorna Grameena Rozgar Yojna. The tainted amount was recovered from the Village Secretary. He tested positive during the course of chemical test. He is arrested and being produced before Additional Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad.The case is under investigation

DEPUTY EXECUTIVE ENGINEER OF IRRIGATION DISMISSED FROM SERVICE IN TRAP CASE

The State Government has dismissed Mr.D.Ramulu, Deputy Executive Engineer, Irrigation and Command Area Development (CAD) from service following his conviction by a designated court in a trap case booked against him by ACB. Mr.Ramulu while working on deputation to District Scheduled Caste Services Cooperative Society, Vizianagaram was trapped by ACB Officials on 11-3-1997 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 200/- from an electrical contractor for getting his bill sanctioned. The Special Judge for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam convicted him on 29-7-2002 and sentenced him to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- each under two counts. Consequent to the conviction, the State Government dismissed him from service.

FORMER DISTRICT B.C.WELFARE OFFICER, KRISHNA DISTRICT CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

The Special Judge for ACB Cases, Vijayawada has convicted Mr.V.Ananda Babu, former District Backward Classes Welfare Officer, Krishna district, Machilipatnam to undergo two years simple imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 2,500/- each under two counts as he was found guilty of demanding and accepting bribe. ACB Officials trapped Mr.Ananda Babu, while he was working as District B.C.Welfare Officer, Krishna district, on 18-12-1996 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 3,000/- from a warden of B.C.Hostel, Guddamadugu Konduru for not taking any action on the charge memo issued to him and also to send favorable report to higher authorities

ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER FOR GOVERNMENT EXAMINATIONS, MAHABOOBNAGAR TRAPPED BY A.C.B.

Mr.Mohd. Ghouse, Assistant Commissioner for Government Examinations, Mahaboobnagar was trapped by ACB Officials on 28-7-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 11,000/- from the complainant for release of a cheque for Rs. 71,679/- towards the work done by him in connection with software work done for seventh class common examination-March-April 2003-2004. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He tested positive when subjected to chemical test. He is arrested and being produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad.The case is under investigation.

SENIOR ASSISTANT, O/o REVENUE DIVISIONAL OFFICER, BHONGIR TRAPPED BY ACB OFFICIALS

Mr.Govindaraju Vijaya Sai, Senior Assistant working in the Office of Revenue Divisional Officer, Bhongir, Nalgonda district was trapped by ACB Officials on 26-7-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 4,000/- from the complainant to handover a cheque already issued in his name by RDO towards drinking water drawn from his bore well by the Authorities. The complainant, a retired Community Health Officer is having a bore well in his native village of Redla Repaka in Valigonda mandal from where drinking water is being supplied by the Authorities for the village needs. The Authorities have to pay a total amount of Rs. 15,000/- at the rate of Rs. 3,000/- per month from January to May 2004 for drawing the water from his bore well. The cheque for Rs. 15,000/- was signed by the RDO on June 30th itself. The Senior Assistant demanded and accepted the bribe amount of Rs. 4,000/- from the complainant to handover the cheque. The tainted amount was seized by ACB Officials from the Office almirah where the Senior Assistant kept the same. He tested positive when subjected to chemical test. He is being arrested and produced before Additional Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad.The case is under investigation

ASSISTANT DIVISIONAL ENGINEER OF APCPDCL, RAMANNAPET TRAPPED WHILE ACCEPTING BRIBE

Mr.P.Krishna, Assistant Divisional Engineer, Andhra Pradesh Central Power Distribution Company Limited (APCPDCL), Ramannapet in Nalgonda district was caught red handed by ACB Officials at his Office on 26-7-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 2,000/- from the complainant, a Rice Mill Owner to release material for erection of transformer already sanctioned. The complainant, having a Rice Mill at Arur village in Valigonda mandal applied for enhancement of power capacity to his Mill. Considering his application, the Authorities sanctioned a transformer. The Assistant Divisional Engineer demanded and accepted the bribe of Rs. 2,000/- from the complainant to release material to erect the transformer. The tainted amount was recovered from his shirt pocket. He tested positive during the course of chemical test. He is being arrested and produced before Additional Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad.Case is under investigation

GOVERNMENT WITHHOLDS PENSION AND GRATUITY OF RETIRED SUPERINTENDING ENGINEER OF PANCHAYAT RAJ IN DISPROPORTIONATE ASSET CASE

The State Government has punished Mr.B.Ramachander Rao, Retired Superintending Engineer of Panchayat Raj by withholding his entire pension and gratuity permanently following his conviction by a designated court in a disproportionate asset case registered against him by ACB. ACB Officials conducted searches on 4-1-1992 and found that Mr.Ramachander Rao was in possession of assets disproportionate to the known sources of his income. Mr.Rao was on deputation and working as General Manager (Technical), A.P.Housing Corporation, Hyderabad at the time of searches. He was charged in the Court of Additional Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad with possessing disproportionate assets worth Rs. 9,69,385/. The Additional Special Judge convicted him on 16-1-2003 and found him guilty under section 13 (1) (e) of Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 and sentenced him to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 2,000/-. Consequent to the conviction, the State Government imposed a penalty of withholding his entire pension and gratuity permanently since he retired on 30-6-1994

INSPECTOR OF POLICE AND TWO CONSTABLES DISMISSED FROM SERVICE IN TRAP CASE

The State Government has dismissed Mr.G.Sudhakar Reddy, formerly Inspector of Police, Shahinayatgunj Police Station in Hyderabad and two Police Constables from service in connection with their involvement in a trap case booked by Anti-Corruption Bureau.Mr.Sudhakar Reddy while working as Inspector of Shahinayatgunj Police Station was trapped by ACB Officials on 10-11-1997 when he demanded a bribe of Rs. 3,000/- from the complainant and accepted the same through Constables Mr.Md.Ghouse (P.C.3323) and Mr.Hanman Naik (P.C.7972). The Inspector demanded the bribe from the complainant, an accused in a gambling case, for not sending him for remand and also close the case against him. Based on the ACB report, the Government placed the Inspector and two Constables before the Tribunal for Disciplinary Proceedings (TDP) for defence. Considering the findings of the Tribunal, the State Government dismissed Mr.Sudhakar Reddy from service. As per the orders of the Government, City Police Commissioner dismissed Constables Mr.Ghouse and Mr.Hanman Naik, presently working at Gopalapuram and Dabeerpura Police Stations respectively, from service.

GOVERNMENT STOPS PENSION AND GRATUITY OF RETIRED ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION AS HE CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

The State Government has withdrawn the entire pension and gratuity of Mr.P.Satyanarayana Murthy, retired Assistant Director, o/o Commissioner of Technical Education, Hyderabad as he was convicted by a designated court in a trap case registered against him by Anti-corruption Bureau.ACB officials trapped Mr.Satyanarayana Murthy while he was working as Assistant Director o/o Commissioner of Technical Education, Hyderabad on 4-10-1996 at a lodge in Kurnool when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs.500/- from the Principal of a Typewriting Institute, Kurnool for getting renewal of recognition to his institution. the Additional Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad convicted and sentenced him to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs.100/- each under two counts, Consequent to the conviction the State Government ordered withdrawal of his entire pension and gratuity since he retired on 31-3-2000.

GOVERNMENT WITHHOLDS PENSION AND GRATUITY OF RETIRED EXECUTIVE ENGINEER OF PANCHAYAT RAJU IN TRAP CASE.

The State Government has withdrawn the entire pension and gratuity permanently to Mr.M.Ramaswamy, retired Executive engineer of Panchayat Raj following his conviction by a designated court in a trap case booked by Anti-corruption Bureau.Mr.Ramaswamy while working as Executive engineer of Panchayat Raj at Kothagudem in Khammam district was trapped by ACB Officials on 25-4-1998 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs.2,000/- from a contractor for releasing a cheque for Rs.42,863/- pertaining to Janma Bhoomi works completed by him (contractor) . The Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad convicted Mr.Ramaswamy and sentenced him to undergo two years rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs.2,000/- each under two counts. Consequent to the conviction the State Government ordered withdrawing of his entire pension and gratuity permanently since he retired on 30-9-1998.

FORMER HEAD CONSTAB;E OF CHEGUNTA POLICE STATION CONVICTED IN A TRAP CASE

The Principal Special judge for ACB cases, Hyderabad has convicted Mr.P.Laxminarayana , former Head Constable, Chegunta Police Station in Medak district and sentenced him to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs.1,000/- Under Section 7 of P.C. Act in a trap case. The Special judge also convicted him to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of 1,000/- under section 13 (1) (d) of P.C. Act in the same case. The judge however ordered that the two sentences shall run concurrently.Mr.Laxminarayana while working as Head Constable of Chegyunta Police Station was trapped by ACB officials on 13-2-1993 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs.800/- from the complainant for providing panchanama copies to him whose tractor was involved in a road accident. The complainant required these copies to claim insurance.

FORMER DSP OF YELLANDU IN KHAMMAM DISTRICT DISMISSED FROM SERVICE ON CORRUPTION CHARGES.

The State government has dismissed Mr.K.Ramesh Kumar Reddy, formerly DSP, Yellandu, Khammam district from service following charges of corruption found as proved in a departmental enquiry.ACB officials conducted an enquiry into the allegations against Mr.Ramesh Kumar Reddy while he was working as DSP, Yellandu. He worked as DSP at Yellandu between 4-12-1992 and 19-6-1993 during which period allegations of corruption levelled against him. He indulged in collection of bribes in the form of cash and in kind from his subordinates as also from businessmen. ACB submitted a report to the Government based on which the Government ordered a departmental enquiry. the departmental enquiry in its report found him guilty of even charges. Based on the findings of the departmental enquiry the government dismissed him from service.

ASSISTANT ENGINEER OF APCPDCL IN NALGONDA DISTRICT ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.T.Giribabu , Assistant Engineer, Andhra Pradesh, Central Power Distribution company Limited (APCPDCL) Vemulapalli Mandal in Nalgonda district was trapped by ACB officials at his residence at Miryalaguda on 3-7-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs.5,000/- from the complainant to do an official favour. the complainant, a resident of Vemulapalli , having lands in his mother�s name along with neighbouring landholders applied for 25 K.V. Line transformer on 25-6-2004 and approached the Assistant engineer to prepare estimates and to send the file to higher authorities after processing. The Assistant Engineer initially demanded a bribe of Rs.18,000/- to prepare estimates for transformer and to send the file to the higher authorities after processing. The Assistant Engineer asked the complainant to pay Rs.5,000/- as first installment to prepare the estimates and to pay the remaining bribe amount later after processing work was over. the AXCB officials caught him red handed when he received the bribe amount of Rs.5,000/- at his residence at Miryalaguda. He tested positive when subjected to chemical test. the tainted amount was also recovered from him. He was arrested. He is being produced before special court for ACB cases Hyderabad. The case is under investigation.

ACB SURPRISE CHECK REVEALS PRIVATE PERSONS OPERATING INSIDE SUB REGISTRAR OFFICE AT SURYAEPT

On credible information that private document writers were operating inside the Office of Sub Registrar, Suryapet in Nalgonda district and collecting bribes on behalf of the staff, ACB Officials conducted a surprise check at the said Office on 28-6-04. During the surprise check the ACB Officials found two private document writers inside the computer room of the Sub Registrar�s Office. On enquiry it was revealed that the private document writers namely V.Venkanna and K.Madhusudhan Reddy were collecting amounts from the parties approaching the staff of Sub Registrar Office for getting the properties registered. On search of the said two persons a total amount of Rs. 5,990/- was found in their possession and the amount was seized from them. Further enquiry is under progress.

FORMER ACTO OF TANUKU DISMISSED FROM SERVICE IN TRAP CASE

The Commercial Tax authorities have dismissed Mr.G.Panduranga Rao, formerly ACTO-II, Tanuku in West Godavari district, presently working as ACTO, Eluru Division, from service as he was convicted by the competent court in a trap case registered by ACB. Mr.Panduranga Rao while working as ACTO-II, Tanuku was trapped by ACB Officials on 24-8-1994 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 500/- from the complainant, owner of a Radio Shop for giving tax assessment order. The Special Judge for ACB Cases, Vijayawada convicted him and sentenced him to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- each under two counts. Consequent to the conviction, the Commercial Tax authorities dismissed him from service.

FORMER MRI OF CHIRALA REMOVED FROM SERVICE FOLLOWING CONVICTION IN TRAP CASE

The Prakasam District Collector has dismissed Mr.G.Papa Rao, formerly Mandal Revenue Inspector, Chirala in Prakasam district from service following his conviction by the competent court in a case of trap laid by ACB. ACB authorities trapped Mr.Papa Rao while he was working as MRI at Chirala on 5-5-1998 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1200/- from the complainant for issuing property possession certificate. The Special Judge for ACB Cases, Nellore convicted him on 29-3-2004 and sentenced him to undergo one year simple imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 2,000/-. The Judge also sentenced him to undergo six months simple imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- on another count. Consequent to the conviction, the Prakasam District Collector ordered his dismissal from service. He is presently working as Senior Assistant, O/o MRO, Kurichedu in Prakasam district.

FORMER ASST ENGINEER OF CHIRALA MUNICIPALITY CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

The Special Judge for ACB Cases, Nellore has convited Mr.Kalluri Subba Rao, formerly Assistant Engineer, Chirala Municipality and sentenced him to undergo six months rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- under section 7 of P.C.Act in a trap case booked against him by ACB. The Judge also sentenced him to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs. 2,000/- under section 13 (2) R/w 13 (1) (D) of P.C.Act in the same case. The Judge however ordered both sentences shall run concurrently.Mr.Subba Rao while working as Assistant Engineer and also as Full Additional Charge (FAC) of Municipal Engineer, Chirala Municipality was trapped by ACB Officials on 31-8-1998 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1500/- from a Municipal Contractor for having check measured the work relating to digging of drinking wells in slum areas of chirala town and also to be more considerate in future contracts.

AMVI INDULGED IN CORRUPT PRACTICES DISMISSED

The State Government has dismissed Mr.Y.Poornanand, formerly AMVI, Transport Check Post, Shapur in Rangareddy district from service following charges of corruption proved against him in departmental enquiry based on the investigation by ACB. ACB Officials conducted a surprise check at the Transport Check Post on 14-11-1997 and found unaccounted cash of Rs. 4,090/- in the possession of Mr.Poornanand, AMVI on duty. The ACB Officials charged him with collecting mamools from the crew of vehicles passing through the check post. Subsequent departmental enquiry proved the charges. Based on the findings of the enquiry report, the Government dismissed Mr.Poornanand from service.

ACB SURPRISE CHECK EXPOSES COLLECTION OF BRIBE BY STAFF AT MADNOOR CHECK POST THROUGH PRIVATE PERSON

On credible information that the staff at Transport check post at Madnoor in Nizamabad district are collecting bribe amounts from the vehicle drivers, ACB Officials conducted a surprise check at the said check post on the night of 23-6-04. The ACB Officials found and seized Rs. 2,850/- from the possession of a private person by name Mr.Poosala Laxman. On enquiry the private person revealed that he was employed by AMVI Mr.K.Chandrasekhar two months ago to collect bribe amounts on his behalf from the vehicle drivers. On search of the room attached to the check post, the ACB Officials found Rs. 310/-. Similarly unaccounted cash of Rs. 130/- was found and seized from the possession of Transport Constable Mr.Mohd. Azim Pasha. Even as the ACB Officials were noting the proceedings, seven drivers voluntarily offered bribe amounts to a tune of Rs. 2,050/-. Further enquiry is under progress.

ACB SURPRISE CHECK REVEALS HUGE CASH WITH PRIVATE AGENTS IN THE RTO OFFICE AT KARIMNAGAR

On credible information that the staff at RTO Office, karimnagar are collecting bribe amounts from the public through private agents, ACB Officials conducted a surprise check at the said Office today i.e., 16-6-2004. During the surprise check, the ACB Officials found and seized Rs. 64,628/- from the possession of 17 private agents who were operating from inside the Office. The Officials also found certain irregularities which include three staff members having excess cash than the government cash while shortage of government cash was found with three other staff members. The ACB authorities found cash of Rs. 320/- lying on the floor near the table of a Junior Assistant and the same was seized. At the time of check, RTO was on leave while Mr.Samba Murthy, MVI was in charge of the Office. Further enquiry is under progress.

ASSISTANT ENGINEER OF CPDCL, MULUG IN MEDAK DISTRICT ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.S.Premananda Reddy, Assistant Engineer (Operations), Central Power Distribution Company Limited (CPDCL), Mulugu in Medak district was trapped by ACB Officials today(14-6-2004) when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs.3,500/- from the complainant to do an official favour.The complainant, substation maintenance contractor had,submitted bills for payment of maintenance charges from August 2003 to February 2004. He got payments up to January. The AE demanded from complainant a total bribe amount of Rs.3,500/- at the rate of Rs.500/- per month for entire seven month for entire seven months i.e. from August to February before forwarding his bill for the month of February for payment to higher authorities. During trap he tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered form him. He is arrested and is being produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad.

DEPUTY CIVIL SURGEON (R.M.O.) OF S.V.R.R. GOVERNMENT GENERAL HOSPITAL,TIRUPATI ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Dr.M.Krishnaiah, Deputy Civil Surgeon, R.M.O. of S.V.R.R.Government General Hospital,Tirupati was trapped today i.e. on 11-06-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs.5000/- from the Complainant, a student to issue disability certificate. The student had met with an accident during February,2000. He was admitted and treated in the Hospital.The tainted amount was recovered at his instance.Dr.Krishnaiah was arrested.He is being produced in the Special Court for A.C..B. Cases,Nellore.Case is under investigation.

SUB REGISTRAR OF UPPAL AND HIS JUNIOR ASSISTANT TRAPPED WHILE ACCEPTING BRIBE

Mr.V.Hanumantha Rao, Sub Registrar, Uppal was trapped by ACB Officials on 4-6-04 when he demanded a bribe of Rs. 2,000/- from the complainant and accepted the amount through Mr.G.Bhujanga Rao, Junior Assistant to do an official favour. The Sub Registrar demanded the complainant to pay the bribe to return registered documents of an industrial firm belonging to the complainant�s friend. The Sub Registrar directed the complainant to pay the bribe to Mr.Bhujanga Rao, Junior Assistant who tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered at the instance of Junior Assistant from the plastic box next to his seat where he kept the same. Both the Sub Registrar and the Junior Assistant are being arrested and will be produced before Additional Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad. The case is under investigation.

DIVISIONAL PANCHAYAT OFFICER, GUNTUR ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mrs.M.Rudramma, Divisional Panchayat Officer, Guntur was trapped by ACB Officials on 4-6-2004 at her Office when she demanded and accepted bribe amount of Rs. 500/- from the complainant who retired from service, while working as attender, a year ago, for doing official favour of forwarding the complainant�s pension papers to District Audit Officer, State Audit, Guntur for sanction of pension. She tested positive during chemical test. Tainted amount was recovered from her. She is being arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Vijayawada.The case is under investigation

ACB SURPRISE CHECK REVEALS PRIVATE PERSONS COLLECTING BRIBES ON BEHALF OF STAFF AT RTA OFFICE, HYDERABAD

On credible information that MVIs in RTA, South Zone, Hyderabad were employing private persons to collect illegal gratifications on their behalf officials of ACB conducted a surprise check on 3-6-04 and seized an amount of Rs. 5,149/- from one K. Ramulu, r/o Dilsukhnagar, private driver of MVI Mr.Shaukat Hussain and Rs. 980/- from Mohd.Munisif, another private person employed by the MVI. K.Ramulu, private driver of the MVI handled the applications for new registration of 38 vehicles and entered the details in the Register for new registration and collected the illegal gratification from the applicants on behalf of the MVI. The other private person Mohd.Munisif collected the illegal gratification from the applicants who came for fitness certificate.Detailed report is being sent to Government.

PENUGONDA MRO ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.U.Somasundaram, Mandal Revenue Officer, Penugonda mandal of West Godavari district was trapped by ACB Officials on 31-5-04 at his Office when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,000/- from the complainant for doing official favour of hading over two demand drafts worth Rs. 12,500/- towards monetary relief to victims under SCs/STs Atrocities Act. The MRO tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He is being arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Vijayawada. The case is under investigation

FORMER JUNIOR ASSISTANT, O/o COMMISSIONER OF LABOUR DISMISSED FROM SERVICE ON CORRUPTION CHARGES

The State Government has dismissed Mr.B.Veeresham, formerly Junior Assistant, O/o Commissioner of Labour, Hyderabad from service following charges of corruption proved against him. ACB Officials conducted a surprise check on the Office of Commissioner of Labour on 14-8-2000 and found cash of Rs. 1,46,000/- from Mr.Veeresham, Junior Assistant. A case against him was registered and he was charged with collecting �mamools� from Labour Officers. He was placed on defence before the Tribunal for Disciplinary Proceedings (TDP) and the Tribunal found him guilty of the charge. Based on the findings of the Tribunal, the Government dismissed from service.

FORMER JUNIOR VETERINARY OFFICER REMOVED FROM SERVICE FOR SELLING GOVERNMENT DRUGS

The State Government dismissed Mr.T.Sambasiva Rao, formerly Junior Veterinary Officer, Rural Livestock Unit, Allur, Kothapatnam mandal in Prakasam district from service as charges of selling drugs meant for free distribution proved against him. ACB Officials conducted a surprise check at a Medical Agency, Ongole on 11-4-2000 and found Mr.Sambasiva Rao, Junior Veterinary Officer selling drugs supplied by Government for free distribution under �Janama Bhoomi� Programme. A departmental enquiry ordered into the charges found him guilty. Based on the enquiry report the Government dismissed him from service.

VILLAGE SECRETARY OF BARUVA IN SRIKAKULAM DISTRICT ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.N.Prakasa Rao, Village Secretary, Baruva Gram Panchayat of Sompeta mandal of Srikakulam district was trapped by ACB Officials on 28-5-04 at his residence when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,000/- from the complainant for doing official favour of processing the issue of Legal heir Certificate in complainant�s favour. Complainant�s husband died a month ago while working as Junior Assistant in the O/o MRO, Kanchili. Mr.Prakasa Rao tested positive during chemical test. Tainted amount was recovered from him. He is being arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam. Case is under investigation.

VILLAGE SECRETARY OF KORNEPADU IN GUNTUR DISTRICT ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.K.Ramaswamy, Village Secretary, Kornepadu Gram Panchayat of Vatticherukuru mandal of Guntur district was trapped by ACB Officials today (26-5-04) at the Gram Panchayat Office when he demanded and accepted bribe-amount of Rs. 1,000/- from the complainant for doing official favour of entering the particulars of lands purchased by the complainant and his wife in the respective Pattadar Pass Books and Title deeds and forwarding the same to the Mandal Revenue Officer for attesting signatures. He tested positive during chemical test. Tainted amount was recovered from him. He is being arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Vijayawada. Case is under investigation

VILLAGE SECRETARY TRAPPED IN WEST GODAVARI DISTRICT

Mr.M.Ramachandra Rao, Village Secretary, Bhimolu Gram Panchayat of Gopalapuram mandal of West Godavari district was trapped by ACB Officials today (26-5-04) at his Office when he demanded and accepted bribe-amount of Rs. 1,000/- from the complainant for doing official favour of processing the complainant�s application and forwarding the same to Mandal Revenue Officer for issue of Pattadar Pass Book and Title deed in respect of 1.95 acres of land purchased by the complainant. He tested positive during chemical test. Tainted amount was recovered from him. He is being arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Vijayawada. Case is under investigation.

ACB SURPRISE CHECK AT SUB REGISTRAR�S OFFICE AT TEKKALI REVEALS UNACCOUNTED CASH WITH STAFF

On credible information that the staff at Sub Registrar�s Office at Tekkali in Srikakulam district are indulging in corrupt practices ACB Officials conducted a surprise check at the said Office on 26-5-04 and found and seized unaccounted cash of Rs. 8,496/- from the almirah belonging to Mr.P.Jagan Mohan Rao, Sub Registrar and an amount of Rs. 1,076/- from the possession of some other staff members working at the Sub Registrar�s Office. Further enquiry is under progress.

SENIOR ASSISTANT OF DISTRICT GRANDHALAYA SAMSTHA, NELLORE ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.Pathan Imam Khan, Senior Assistant, O/o Zilla Grandhalaya Samtha, Nellore was trapped by ACB Officials on 25-5-04 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 500/- from the complainant, an attender of Zilla Grandhalaya Samstha working at Kodavaluru in Nellore district to do an official favour. The attender availed sick leave from January 6 to February 22 and submitted fitness certificate to the district authorities on February 23 seeking sanction of medical leave during that period. The Senior Assistant demanded him to pay the bribe to process his papers. The Senior Assistant also threatened him to stop his retirement benefits, as he is due for retirement on June 30 if he failed to pay the bribe. The Senior Assistant tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He is arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Nellore. The case is under investigation.

ACB SURPRISE CHECK REVEALS COLLECTION OF BRIBES THROUGH PRIVATE PERSONS AT TRANSPORT AND CT CHECK POSTS, BHAINSA

On credible information that the staff at Transport and Commercial Tax check posts at Bhainsa in Adilabad district were collecting bribes through private persons, ACB Officials conducted a surprise check at the said check posts on the intervening night of 24-5-04/25-5-04. ACB Officials seized unaccounted cash of Rs. 6,850/- from the possession of a private person by name N.Tirupati at Transport check post. While the ACB Officials along with mediators were writing the proceedings four vehicle drivers came and voluntarily offered bribe amounts at the check post totaling to Rs. 1,050/-, same was seized. ACB Officials seized unaccounted cash of Rs. 1,170/- from a private person by name A.Srinivas at Commercial Tax check post. ACB Officials also seized Rs. 300/- kept under the computer table cover, in the check post.Further enquiry is under progress.

GUDUR TWO TOWN POLICE STATION ASI AND HEAD CONSTABLE ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.Fakruddin, Assistant Sub Inspector of Police in charge of Gudur Two Town Police Station was trapped by ACB Officials on 24-5-04 when he demanded a bribe of Rs. 1,500/- from the complainant and accepted the same through Head Constable Mr.O.Malayadri to do an official favour. The ASI demanded the complainant, a former Paid Secretary of a Primary Cooperative Society to pay the bribe for dropping further action on a petition filed aginst him by the Registrar of the Cooperative Society touching caste lines. In fact both of them reached a compromise on the petition. The Head Constable tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. Both the ASI and the Head Constable are arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Nellore. The case is under investigation.

TOWN PLANNING OFFICER OF PRODDATUR ARRESTED FOR ACCEPTING BRIBE

ACB sleuths today (20-5-04) trapped Mr.V.Krishna Murhty, Town Planning Officer, Proddatur Municipality in Kadapa district when he demanded a bribe of Rs. 2,500/- from the complainant and accepted the same through Mr.N.Prakasam, Attender to do an official favour. The Town Planning Officer demanded the bribe from the complainant, a licenced Surveyor who applied for approval of house building plan on behalf of his client. The attender tested positive during chemical test. Both the Town Planning Officer and Attender are arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Nellore. The case is under investigation.

LADY JUNIOR ASSISTANT OF SUBSIDIARY HEALTH CENTRE IN VIZIANAGARAM DISTRICT TRAPPED WHILE ACCEPTING BRIBE

Mrs.V.Padmavathi, Junior Assistant, Subsidiary Health Centre, Thonam village of Salur mandal in Vizianagaram district was trapped by ACB Officials on 20-5-2004 at the premises of the State Bank of India, Salur when she demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 9,000/- from the woman complainant for doing an official favour. The complainant worked as Health Supervisor retired on 30-9-2003. The Junior Assistant demanded her to pay the bribe to handover three demands drafts to a tune of Rs. 2,31,824-00 due to her towards retirement benefits. Mrs.Padmavathi tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from her. She is being arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam. The case is under investigation.

JUNIOR ASSISTANT, O/o DM&HO, KHAMMAM ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.Ameer Baig, Junior Assistant, Working in the Office of District Medical & Health Officer (DM&HO), Khammam was trapped by ACB Officials at his Office on 20-5-04 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,000/- from the complainant to do an official favour. Complainant�s wife, working as ANM at Kakarlapadu Health Sub Centre under Chintakani Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Khammam district went on medical leave on 26-2-04 after she was injured in a road accident. Her application for reposting was forwarded by concerned Medical Officer of Kakarlapadu Sub Centre to DM&HO, who issued favourable orders on 15-5-04. The Junior Assistant Mr.Ameer Baig demanded the complainant, who is also working as ANM at Nagulavancha Medical Sub Centre to pay the bribe to type and handover his wife�s reposting orders. He tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He is arrested and will be produced before Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabd. The case is under investigation.

ASSISTANT PROJECT ENGINEER AND ASST LINEMAN OF RURAL ELECTRICAL COOPERATIVE SOCIETY, PARAWADA ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.V.Demudu, Assistant Project Engineer and Mr.V.Ramulu, Assistant Lineman, Rural Electrical Cooperative Society, Parawada in Visakhapatnam district were trapped by ACB Officials on 17-5-04 when they demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 10,000/- from the complainant for doing the official favour of processing the application for agricultural power connection and preparing the estimates. The Assistant Lineman who received the bribe amount from the complainant handed over the same to the Assistant Electrical Engineer. The tainted amount was recovered from the Assistant Electrical Engineer. Both tested positive during chemical test. Both are arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam. The case is under investigation.

FORMER ASST. PROF. OF OPHTHALMOLOGY OF KURNOOL MEDICAL COLLEGE DISMISSED FROM SERVICE IN TRAP CASE

The State Government has dismissed Dr.E.Vasantha Murthy, former Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Kurnool Medical College/Regional Eye Hospital, Kurnool from service following his conviction in a trap case. Dr.Vasantha Murthy while working at Regional Eye Hospital, Kurnool was trapped by ACB Officials on 2-7-1999 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 500/- from the complainant for having conducted eye operation on her husband. The Additional Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad convicted him and sentenced him to undergo two years rigorous imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- each under two counts. Consequent to the conviction the Government dismissed him from service.

LINEMAN OF NORTHERN POWER DISTRIBUTION CORPORATION LIMITED REMOVED FROM SERVICE ON CORRUPTION CHARGES

The A.P.Northern Power Distribution Corpotation Limited authorities have dismissed Mr.Altaf Hussain, Lineman, Presently working at Thallada Sub-Station of Sathupalli Division (Khammam district) from service following his conviction in a trap case. Mr.Hussain while working at Lineman at Kamanpur mandal in Karimnagar district was trapped by ACB Officials on 5-5-1997 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,000/- from the complainant for giving line connection to motor fittled to C.I.well. The Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad convicted him and sentenced him to undergo two years rigorous imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs. 500/- each under two counts. Consequent to the conviction the authorities dismissed him from service.

ACB SURPRISE CHECK EXPOSES AMVI CARRYING UNACCOUNTED CASH OF RS. 99,917/-

On credible information that AMVI Mr.Pravinder Raj was collecting bribes while performing duty at Kamareddy Transport Check Point in Nizamabad district, ACB Officials intercepted the car in which he was traveling at about 8.10 a.m. this morning (7-5-04) and found unaccounted cash of Rs. 99,917/- in the vehicle. He was on duty at the Kamareddy Check Point from 8 a..m. on 6-5-04 to 8 a.m. on 7-5-04. The car was intercepted at a point, 3 km from the Kamareddy Check Point while he was returning after completing his duty. On verification of the car, the unaccounted cash of Rs. 99,917/- was found in the dashboards of the vehicle. The cash was found in four bundles wrapped in paper. Further enquiry is under progress.

FORMER SENIOR ACCOUNTANT OF SUB TREASURY OFFICE, VIJAYAWADA EAST DISMISSED ON BRIBE CHARGES

The State Government has dismissed Mr.S.Krishna, former Senior Accountant, Sub Treasury Office, Vijayawada (East) from service on bribe charges. ACB Officials conducted a surprise check at Sub Treasury Office, Vijayawada East on 7-11-1995 and found Mr.Krishna, working as Senior Accountant was found in the possession of Rs. 828/- which was earlier received by him as bribe from a widow, wife of a deceased ex-serviceman while disbursing newly settled military pension sanctioned to her. Considering the findings of the departmental enquiry and the punishment imposed by the Head of the Department, the Government decided to dismiss him from service.

ASSISTANT SUB INSPECTOR OF POLICE, VISAKHAPATNAM III TOWN PS ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.G.V.Ramana, Assistant Sub Inspector of Police, III Town Law & Order Police Station, Visakhapatnam City was trapped by ACB Officials on 6-5-04 at the complainant�s residence when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,000/- for doing an official favour. The III Town Police found the body of an unidentified person who died under suspicious circumstances on 26-4-04. The body was later identified as that of the complainant�s father, a Public Health Worker of Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation. The ASI demanded the complainant to pay the bribe to issue copies of FIR, Inquest Report and Final Report with regard to his father�s death case. The complainant required these documents to be furnished to Municipal Corporation authorities for the purpose of claiming due financial benefits. The ASI tested positive during chemical test. Tainted amount was recovered from him. He is being arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam. Case is under investigation.

FOREST SECTION OFFICER, GAJUWAKA, SAKHAPATNAM RANGE ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr. G.Narasimha Reddy, Forest Section Officer, Gajuwaka of Visakhapatnam Range was trapped by ACB Officials on 5-5-04 at his residence in Visakhapatnam when he demanded and accepted bribe-amount of Rs. 6,000/- for doing official favour of processing the complainant�s application for license to run a timber depot. He tested positive during chemical test. Tainted amount was recovered from him. He is being arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam. Case is under investigation.

MANDAL ENGINEERING OFFICER OF MUMMIDIVARAM ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.G.Veeraiah, Mandal Engineering Officer, O/o MPDO, Mummidivaram mandal in East Godavari district was trapped by ACB Officials at his residence at Mummidivaram on the night of 30-4-04 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 5,000/- from the complainant, a contractor for doing the official favour of handing over M.Book and worksheets relating to four works worth Rs. 1.7 lakh earlier executed by the contractor. The tainted amount was recovered at the instance of the Mandal Engineering Officer. He was arrested and produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam. The case is under investigation.

AUDITOR OF PAY AND ACCOUNTS OFFICE, NAMPALLY ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.K.Satyanarayana, Auditor, Pay & Accounts Office, Nampally, Hyderabad was trapped by ACB Officials at his Office on 30-4-04 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 500/- to do an official favour. The Auditor demanded the bribe from the complainant, son of a retired DSP for passing his father�s APGIS bill, which was kept pending by the Auditor for want of bribe. The Auditor tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He is arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad. The case is under investigating.

SUB TREASURY OFFICER OF CHEEPURUPALLI ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr. E. Rama Rao, Sub-Treasury Officer, Cheepurupalli of Vizianagaram district was trapped by ACB officials today (28-04-2004 ) at his office when he demanded and accepted bribe amount of Rs. 1500/- from the complainant, a retired Lecturer, for doing official favour of making necessary pass-orders on the bills to a tune of Rs. 5.35 lakhs due to the complainant towards retirement benefits and forwarding the same to State Bank of India, Cheepurupalli for payment. Mr. Rama Rao demanded for the bribe and accepted the same through Mr. P. Chiranjeevulu, Attender , who received the amount from the complainant as per the instructions of the Sub-Treasury Officer. Mr. Chiranjeevulu tested positive to chemical test. Tainted amount was recovered from him. Mr. . Rama Rao and Mr. Chiranjeevulu are being arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam. The case is under investigation.

ESTATE OFFICER OF ERRAGADDA RYTU BAZAR ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.B.Uppalaiah, Estate Officer, Rytu Bazar, Erragadda, Hyderabad was trapped by ACB Officials on 24-4-04 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 2,000/- from the complainant to do an official favour. The Estate Officer demanded the complainant, a resident of Bommalaramaram of Nalgonda district, who has a stall in the Rytu Bazar, to pay the bribe for allowing his stall to continue till Joint Collector approves it and for sending favourable report to Joint Collector for continuing the stall. He tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He is arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad.The case is under investigation.

ACB COURT CONVICTS FORMER SENIOR ASSISTANT, O/o CHIEF RATIONING OFFICER, HYDERABAD

Mr.S.Varada Raju, former Senior Assistant, O/o Chief Rationing Officer, Hyderabad was convicted by the Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs. 100/- each under two counts as bribe charges against him were proved. ACB Officials trapped Mr.Varada Raju, while he was working as Senior Assistant working in the Office of CRO, Hyderabad on 24-5-1993 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 300/- from the owner of a fair price shop dealer for re-issuing licence to his shop as per court direction.

WORKS INSPECTOR OF HOUSING CORPORATION IN PRAKASAM DISTRICT ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.K.Ramakrishnaiah, Works Inspector, A.P. Housing Corporation, Martur in Prakasam district was trapped by ACB Officials on 20-4-04 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 500/- from the complainant to release second instalment of Rs. 6,000/- and 23 bags of cement sanctioned under subsidy component for constructing his house. He tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He was arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Nellore.The case is under investigation

JUNIOR ASSISTANT, O/o SUB REGISTRAR, ZAHEERABAD CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

The Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad has convicted Mr.V.Venkataratnam, former Junior Assistant, O/o Sub Registrar, Zaheerabad in Medak district to undergo two years rigorous imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- each under two counts on bribe charges.Mr.Venkataratnam while working as Junior Assistant, O/o Sub Registrar, Zaheerabad was trapped by ACB Officials on 25-6-1993 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 600/- from the complainant to register the land purchased by him.

DEPUTY EXECUTIVE ENGINEER OF R & B (QUALITY CONTROL), SRIKAKULAM ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.Jayanti Nanajee, Deputy Executive Engineer, Quality Control Sub Division, Roads & Buildings, Srikakulam was trapped by ACB Officials on 16-4-04 at his Office when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 30,000/- from the complainant, a class I contractor for doing official favour of submitting quality control reports in respect of two works of special repairs earlier executed by the complainant. He tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from his table-drawer. He is being arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam.The case is under investigation.

DIVISIONAL COOPERATIVE OFFICER, GUDUR IN N ELLORE DISTRICT IN ACB NET

Mr.D.Venkataswamy, Divisional Cooperative Officer, Gudur, Nellore district was trapped by ACB Officials on 15-4-04 when he demanded a bribe of Rs. 8,000/- from the complainant and accepted the same through Sub Registrar and attender. The Divisional Cooperative Officer demanded the complainant, a Paid Secretary of a Primary Agriculture Cooperative Society, to pay the bribe amount for not taking action to recover Rs. 28,700/- which was paid to him as salary but not entered in the records. As instructed by the Divisional Cooperative Officer, the complainant wrapped the bribe amount in a paper and handed over the packet to Mr.Samuel Kulasekharan, Cooperative Sub Registrar who in turn passed it on to Mr.Sheik Reiz Ahmed. The tainted amount was recovered from the Attender. The Divisional Cooperative Officer, Sub registrar and Attender were arrested and later produced before Special Judge for ACB Cases, Nellore. The case is under investigation.

EXCISE INSPECTOR OF PIDUGURALLA IN GUNTUR DISTRICT ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.S.Srinivasa Raju, Prohibition & Excise Inspector, Piduguralla in Guntur district was trapped at his rented room in Piduguralla by ACB Officials on the night of 13-4-04 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 30,000/- from the complainant to do an official favour. The complainant having a wine shop at Karampudi took exception for giving permission by Excise Inspector to another wine shop originally sanctioned for nearby Kodamagundla village to function from Karampudi. The Excise Inspector demanded the complainant to pay the bribe of Rs. 30,000/- to reverse his earlier order permitting the wine shop of Kodamagundla to be functioned from Karampudi. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He tested positive during chemical test. He was arrested and later produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Vijayawada. The case is under investigation.

TWO APSP CONSTABLES ON DEPUTATION TO EXCISE DEPARTMENT IN ACB NET

Mr.C.Seetharam, APSP Constable (PC No. 1772) and Mr.P. Chiranjeeva Rao, another APSP Constable (PC No. 1569), both presently working on deputation to Prohibition & Excise Enforcement Wing, Visakhapatnam were trapped by ACB Officials on 13-4-04 night when they demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 5,000/- from the complainant to do an official favour. The two Constables intercepted the complainant, an ex-serviceman on 11-4-04 while he was returning after drawing six bottles of liquor from NCC canteen and unauthorisedly seized the liquor bottles from him. The Constables demanded the bribe from the complainant, presently working as clerk in Syndicate Bank, for not registering a case against him under A.P. Excise Act and to return the seized liquor bottles. They were trapped at the residence of complainant at China Waltair, Visakhapatnam. The two constables tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from Mr.Seetharam. They were arrested and later produced before Special Judge for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam.The case is under investigation.

DISTRICT PANCHAYAT OFFICER, ADILABAD CAUGHT WHILE ACCEPTING BRIBE

Mr.Somesh Pamaar, District Panchayat Officer (DPO), Adilabad was trapped by ACB Officials at his residence in Adilabad on 13-4-04 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 50,000/- from the complainant to do an official favour. The DPO demanded bribe from the complainant, owner of a lab for having cleared part payment and for clearing pending bill for Rs. 2.40 lakh towards supply of bleaching powder to panchayats of Asifabad Division. The DPO tested positive during chemical test. Tainted amount of Rs.50,000/- which was thrown by Accused Officer was recovered from the premises of his residence lying in the bushes. He is arrested and will be produced before Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad.The case is under investigation.

BUILDING INSPECTOR OF KOVVUR MUNICIPALITY IN ACB NET

ACB sleuths trapped Mr.D.Ramesh Babu, Town Plan Building Overseer (Building Inspector) of Kovvur Municipality of West Godavari district at his Office on 13-4-04 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 2,000/- from the complainant for doing official favour of processing the building plan for approval, which was submitted by the complainant�s mother on 17-3-04 with due enclosures. The tainted amount was recovered from the table of the Building Inspector. He is being arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Vijayawada. The case is under investigation

SENIOR ASSISTANT, O/o SUB REGISTRAR, VISAKHAPATNAM ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.G.Basaveswara Rao, Senior Assistant working in the O/o Sub Registrar, Visakhapatnam was trapped by ACB Officials at his Office on 13-4-04 when he demanded and accepted bribe of Rs. 500/- from the complainant for doing the official favour of processing the No-Encumbrance Certificate applied by him. He tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He is being arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Visakhapantam. The case is under investigation

LINEMAN OF CENTRAL POWER DISTRIBUTION COMPANY AT RAYADURGAM IN ANANTAPUR DISTRICT IN ACB NET

Mr.P.Palturu Basha, Lineman, A.P. Central Power Distribution Company Limited, Rayadurgam in Anantapurn district was trapped by ACB Officials at Rayadurgam on 12-4-04 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 2,000/- from the complainant for giving electrical connection. He tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He was arrested and produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad. The case is under investigation

PANCHAYAT SECRETARY OF PRASANTHINAGAR IN MEDAK DISTRICT ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.P.Venkata Reddy, Panchayat Secretary, Prasanthi Nagar, Siddipet mandal in Medak district was trapped by ACB Officials near MRO Office, Siddipet on 12-4-04 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 500/- from the complainant, a beneficiary of �Individual Sanitary Lavatory Scheme� to issue rice coupons for 2.5 quintals of rice under the scheme. He tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He is arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad. The case is under investigation

SUB-INSPECTOR OF POLICE, ATMAKUR POLICE STATION, WARANGAL DISTRICT IN ACB NET.

Mr. P. Davind Raju, Sub-Inspector of Police, Atmakur Police Station, Warangal District was trapped by the officials of the Anti-Corruption Bureau on the evening of 10-04-2004 at Gudeppad �X� roads under the Police Station limits of Atmakur when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 10,000/- from a Complainant. The SI demanded the bribe of Rs. 10,000/- from the Complainant who is the owner of a lorry for not involving him in a case (Transportation of Ganja) already registered by the Sub-Inspector against some persons and driver of the lorry. He tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from the possession of the Sub-Inspector. Immediately after the trap, search of the house of the Sub- Inspector of Police was conducted and cash of Rs. 1,05,000/- was found, besides bank balances of Rs. 5,50,000/- in his name in various banks. The SI was arrested and is being produced before the Prl. Special Judge for SPE and ACB Cases, Hyderabad. The case is under investigation.

DISTRICT TRIBAL WELFARE OFFICER, SEETHAMPET ITDA, SRIKAKULAM DISTRICT IN ACB NET

Mr.J.Marenna, District Tribal Welfare Officer, Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA), Seethampet, Srikakulam district was trapped by ACB Officials at his Office on 8-4-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 2,000/- from the complainant, a Teacher-cum-Deputy Warden of Tribal Welfare Ashram School, Ondrujola for doing an official favour of passing his bill for Rs. 6,367/-. He tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He is arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam.The case is under investigation

WOMAN SI OF WOMEN PROTECTION CELL, ANAKAPALLI ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mrs.M.Dharma Jyothi, Sub Inspector of Police, Women Protection Cell, Anakapalli Sub Division, Visakhapatnam district was trapped by ACB Officials at her Office Room in Anakapalli Police Station on 8-4-2004 when she demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 2,000/- from the complainant, a housewife for doing an official favour. The Woman SI demanded the complainant to pay the bribe for arresting the accused and investigating into a dowry harassment case filed by the complainant against her husband. She tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from her. She is arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam.The case is under investigation

FORMER ORTHOPEDIC CHIEF OF GUNTUR GOVERNMENT HOSPITAL CONVICTED IN BRIBE CASE

The Special Judge for ACB Cases, Vijayawada has convicted Dr.P.Narasimham, former Orthopedic Chief, Government General Hospital, Guntur to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- each under different counts as charges of bribe proved against him.Dr.Narasimham while working as Orthopedic Chief at Guntur Hospital was trapped by ACB Officials on 20-7-1994 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 300/- from the complainant to give better treatment to his brother who was admitted to the hospital after he met with an accident.

FORMER VAO, ODELA IN KARIMNAGAR DISTRICT CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

The Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad has convicted Mr.G.Raji Reddy, formerly Village Administrative Officer, Odela, Karimnagar district to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs. 100/- each under two counts on bribe charges.Mr.Raji Reddy while working as VAO at Odela was trapped by ACB Officials on 24-11-1995 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 350/- from the complainant to do an official favour of issuing pattadar land pass book.

SURPRISE CHECK EXPOSES IRREGULARITIES BY STAFF AT BHORAJ INTEGRATED CHECK POST

On credible information that the staff at Integrated check post at Bhoraj in Adilabad district were indulging in corrupt practices ACB officials conducted a surprise check at the said check post in the wee hours of 3-4-04. The ACB Officials found and seized unaccounted cash of Rs. 1370/- kept on the table of the AMVI Mr.Ghouse Pasha. Shortage of Government cash of Rs. 1680/- was also noticed in the Transport check post. The ACB Officials seized cash of Rs. 6,370/- from the possession of a private person by name Mr.Digambar at the instance of AMVI car driver Mr.Mohsin who had collected the amount earlier towards bribes from the vehicle drivers. Even as the ACB Officials were writing the proceedings, five vehicle drivers kept bribe amounts to a tune of Rs. 900/- on the table of the AMVI and left the place. ACB Officials also noticed shortage of Government cash of Rs. 1,000/- in the Commercial Tax check post and seized unaccounted cash of Rs. 6,810/- at the instance of ACTO Mr.Kumaraswamy from a neighbouring hotel. An amount of Rs. 260/- was also seized from a private person by name Mr. Govind found in the check post. Further enquiry is under progress.

FORMER MANDAL REVENUE INSPECTOR OF CHIRALA CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.G.Papa Rao, Former Mandal Renue Inspector, O/o MRO, Chirala in Prakasam district was convicted by Special Judge for ACB Cases, Nellore and sentenced to undergo one year simple imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs. 2,000/- on charges of bribe. The Judge also sentenced him to undergo six months simple imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- on a different count. Both sentences will run concurrently. Mr.Papa Rao while working as Mandal Revenue Inspector at Chirala was trapped by ACB Officials on 5-5-1998 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1200/- from the complainant for issuing property possession certificate.

LINE INSPECTOR OF GOLLAPROLU IN EAST GODAVARI DISTRICT IN ACB NET

Mr. P.V.V. Gautama Buddhudu, Line Inspector, Office of Addl. Assistant Engineer ( Operations ) , A.P. Eestern Power Distribution Company Limited (APEPDCL), Gollaprolu of East Godavari district was trapped by ACB officials on 02-04-2004 at the above office when he demanded and accepted bribe amount of Rs. 5000/- from the complainant for doing official favour of preparing the estimates and processing the complainant�s application for agricultural power connection under Tatkal scheme. He tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He is being arrested and will be produced before the Special Court for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam .The case is under investigation

SENIOR ASSISTANT, O/o CHIEF COMMISSIONER OF LAND ADMINISTRATION IN ACB TRAP

Mr.Syed Mazharuddin Shah Quadri, Senior Assistant, O/o Chief Commissioner of Land Administration (Settlement), Hyderabad was trapped by ACB Officials on 1-4-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1500/- from the complainant to do an official favour. The complainant applied for issue of certified copy of documents pertaining to the land of his grandmother. The Senior Assistant o/o Chief Commissioner of Land Administration (Settlement) demanded and received the bribe for issuing the Certified copy of documents. The Senior Assistant after receiving the bribe amount handed it over to Mr.Shaik Shabbir, attender working in the same office. The tainted amount was recovered from the attender. Both of them tested positive during chemical test. Both of them have been arrested and will be produced before Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad. The case is under investigation.

IN-CHARGE CTO AND TWO OTHER STAFFERS OF CT DEPARTMENT AT BHIMAVARAM IN ACB NET

Mr. S. Rambabu, Deputy Commercial Taxes Officer, holding additional charge of Commercial Taxes Officer, Bhimavaram , Mr. B. Somanna, Senior Assistant-cum-Head Clerk and Sri K. Suryanarayana Murthy, Senior Assistant-cum-Assessment Clerk, all working in the office of the Commercial Taxes Officer, Bhimavaram, West Godavari District were trapped by ACB officials today ( 31-03-2004 ) when they demanded and accepted a total bribe amount of Rs. 12,000/- from the complainant , a Managing Partner of a Rice Mill and Rice Trader for doing official favour of finalizing assessment on the basis of books of account and for issuing assessment order of the trade turnover for 2001-2002 years. In charge C.T.O. demanded and accepted Rs. 8,000/-, Head Clerk demanded and accepted Rs. 4,000/- from the complainant. The entire amount was recovered from the Assessment Clerk who was handed over the amount by the in charge CTO and Head Clerk. All the above three tested positive during chemical test. All the above three Accused Officers are being arrested and will be produced before Spl.Court for ACB Cases, Vijayawada.The case is under investigation.

ASSISTANT BC WELFARE OFFICER IN ACB NET

Mr.Y.V.Mohana Rao, Assistant Backward Classes Welfare Officer, Macherla of Guntur district was trapped by ACB Officials on 29-3-2004 at his residence when he demanded and accepted bribe-amount of Rs. 1500/- from the complainant, a Hostel Welfare Officer of B.C.Boys� Hostel, Piduguralla towards mamools. He tested positive during chemical test. Tainted amount was recovered from his table-drawer. He is arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Vijayawada.Case is under investigation

ACB SURPRISE CHECK REVEALS COLLECTION OF BRIBES BY AGENTS ON BEHALF OF STAFF AT O/o MVI, BHONGIR

On credible information that the staff at O/o Motor Vehicle Inspector, Bhongir in Nalgonda district were collecting bribes through agents, ACB Officials conducted a surprise check at the Office on 29-3-2004. The ACB Officials noticed that the agents were collecting bribes from the public approaching the staff at O/o MVI for official works and even putting identification marks on the applications so as to be recognized by the staff as to which agent forwarded the application. On physical verification, the ACB Officials found and seized Rs. 11,235/- from the possession of six agents. The ACB Officials also noticed other irregularities. The ACB Officials also found DD Remittance Register with one of the agents by name Mr.Rajesh, who was operating from outside the Office premises. Further enquiries are under progress

EXCISE SUB IINSPECTOR CONVICTED FOR POSSESSING DISPROPORTIONATE ASSETS

The Additional Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad has convicted Mr.P.Anjaiah, formerly Excise Sub Inspector, Excise Police Station, Balanagar to undergo two years rigorous imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs. 5,000/- for possessing assets disproportionate to the known sources of his income. Further the judge ordered confiscation of his disproportionate assets worth over Rs. 9 lakhs to the Government after expiry of appeal period.ACB Officials had registered a case of disproportionate assets against Mr.Anjaiah in 1992 while he was working as Excise SI at Balanagar. Later he was charge-sheeted in the court for possessing assets valued at Rs. 14,10,651/- disproportionate to the known sources of his income. Mr.Anjaiah is presently working as Excise SI, Mobile Boarder Patrolling Party, Zaheerababad in Medak district.

MVI OF PALASA IN SRIKAKULAM DISTRICT ARRESTED IN DISPROPORTIONATE ASSETS CASE

Simultaneous searches conducted by ACB Officials at Gudivada in Krishna district and Visakhapatnam on 27-3-2004 revealed disproportionate assets worth more than Rs. 70 lakhs belonging to Mr.Veeramachaneni Poornachandra Rao, Motor Vehicle Inspector, Palasa, Srikakulam district. The properties include one residential flat at Seethammadhara, Visakhapatnam, one house at Gudivada, 6 house sites in VisakhapatnaM, 49 acres of fish tanks at Pedalingala and Arugolanu villages in Krishna district, 9 acres of agricultural land in Batlapenumarru of Krishna district, 22 acres of dry land in Narsipatnam in Visakhapatnam and 3 cars. The assets are in his name and in the name of his wife, two sons and two daughters-in-law. One bank locker in Central Bank, Gudivada branch is yet to be opened and verified.He joined service as AMVI in 1982 and worked in Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram districts and later promoted as MVI in 1989 and worked at Vizianagaram, Narsipatnam, Srikakulam before posted to Palasa.He is arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Vijayawada

DEPUTY MRO OF MOINABAD MANDAL ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.G.Lalaiah, Deputy Mandal Revenue Officer, Moinabad mandal, Ranga Reddy district was trapped by ACB Officials at his Office on 26-3-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,000/- from the complainant to do an official favour. The Deputy MRO demanded the bribe from the complainant, a resident of Nagireddyguda for furnishing extracts of 1A and 1B forms from the records relating to his lands in Survey No 20 of Nagireddyguda. He tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He is arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad. The case is under investigation.

FORMER HEAD CLERK, O/o CTO, ONGOLE DISMISSED FROM SERVICE IN TRAP CASE

The State Government has dismissed Mr.A.Venkateswara Rao, former Head Clerk, O/o Commercial Tax Officer II, Ongole from service as he was convicted by the Court in a trap case.Mr.Venkateswara Rao while working as Head Clerk, O/o CTO II, Ongole was trapped by ACB Officials on 6-10-1995 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 400/- from the complainant, a local trader for processing his application relating to issue of registration certificate and permission. The Special Judge for ACB Cases, Nellore convicted him on 3-12-2003 to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- each under two counts. Consequent to the conviction, the Government dismissed him from service.

GOVERNMENT WITHHELD THE PENSION OF CONVICTED FOREST OFFICIAL IN TRAP CASE

The State Government has withheld the entire pension and gratuity permanently to Mr.Mohammed Sujat Ali, former Office Superintendent, O/o DFO, Medak as he was convicted by the court in a trap case.Mr.Sujat Ali while working as Office Superintendent, O/o DFO, Medak was trapped by ACB Officials on 2-8-1996 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 2,000/- from the complainant for issuing renewals of permit to transport teakwood. The Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad convicted and sentenced him to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs. 250/- each under two counts. Consequent to the conviction the Government withheld his full pension and entire pension permanently since he retired.

DEPUTY INSPECTOR OF SCHOOLS, URBAN RANGE, VISAKHAPATNAM IN A.C.B. NET

Mr. N. Sreerama Murthy, Deputy Inspector of Schools , Urban Range, Visakhapatnam was trapped by ACB officials on 19-03-2004 evening at his residence when he demanded and accepted bribe amount of Rs. 2000/- from the complainant , a correspondent of a local Upper Primary School for doing a official favour of not reporting to higher authorities about the fact of expiry of the recognition of school on 31-05-2003 and by keeping the complainant under the threat of withdrawing the recognition of school permanently and disallowing the 7th class students to appear for common examination to be held in April 2004 as regular students . The Deputy Inspector of Schools inspected the above school on 20-12-2003 and mentioned the above irregularities in the school records but he has not taken any follow-up action with a view to extort bribe from the complainant. He tested positive during chemical test. Tainted amount was recovered from him. He was arrested and is being produced before the Special Judge for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam. The case is under investigation

ELECTRICAL LINE INSPECTOR, GOPAVARAM, KRISHNA DISTRICT IN A.C.B. NET

Mr. G. Anantha Singh, Electrical Line Inspector, Gopavaram, working under the control of Addl.Asst.Enginner, APSPDCL, Musunur mandal of Krishna district was trapped by ACB officials at his house in Gopavaram on 19-03-2004 when he demanded and accepted bribe amount of Rs. 1000/- from the complainant, an agriculturist, for doing an official favour of visiting the complainant�s fields and preparing estimates for the agricultural service connection applied for by the complainant on 11-02-2004 with due enclosures. He tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He was arrested and is being produced before the Special Judge for ACB Cases, Vijayawada.The case is under investigation.

ACB SURPRISE CHECK REVEALS PRIVATE PERSON OPERATING ON BEHALF OF STAFF AT KHAIRATABAD RTA OFFICE

On credible information that Officials of RTA, Khairatabad, Hyderabad were employing private persons to collect illegal gratification through agents for registration of new vehicles, Officials of ACB conducted a surprise check at the Office of RTA, Khairatabad on 20-3-2004 and caught one private person. On questioning by ACB Officiaisl, the private person by name Thakur Kushal Singh of Langar House area revealed that he was employed by MVI Mr.P.S.Prabhunarayana Rao. On search of the private person an unaccounted amount of Rs. 520/- was found with him. On further enquiries it was revealed that the private person had taken Rs. 360/- from an agent who brought six applications for registration of new vehicles. Further 21 applications relating to registration of new vehicles were seized from the said agent. Further enquiry is under progress.

SURPRISE CHECK REVEALS COLLECTION OF BRIBE BY TRAFFIC SI

On credible information that traffic police were collecting illegal gratifications from the vehicle drivers, ACB Officials conducted a surprise check on 19-3-2004 and found unaccounted cash of Rs. 300/- from the possession of Sub Inspector of Ghosha Mahal Traffic Police Station Mr.Mohammed Mohiuddin and Rs. 280/- from Home Guard Mr.R.Chitti Babu, who were on duty at Ghoshamahal cross roads in Hyderabad. Physical verification of compounding fee collected for the day by the staff of Traffic Police Station Gosha Mahal revealed shortage of amount of Rs. 2,500/-.Further enquiry is under progress.

FORMER MANDAL DEPUTY SURVEYOR IN VIZIANAGARAM DISTRICT DISMISSED IN TRAP CASE

The State Government has dismissed Mr.G.S.Nageswara Rao, formerly Mandal Deputy Surveyor, Dattirajeru mandal, Vizianagaram district from service as charges of corruption proved against him by the Tribunal for Disciplinary Proceedings (TDP). Mr.Nageswara Rao while working as Mandal Deputy Surveyor, Dattirajeru was trapped by the ACB Officials on 22-5-1999 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,000/- from the complainant for demarketing the land of his aunt. He was placed on defence before the Tribunal for Disciplinary Proceedings. The Tribunal found him guilty of the charge. Based on the findings of the Tribunal, the Government dismissed him from service.

MANDAL DEPUTY SURVEYOR IN KRISHNA DISTRICT ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.G.Aseervadam, Mandal Deputy Surveyor, O/o Mandal Revenue Officer, Kalidindi mandal of Krishna district was trapped by ACB Officials on 18-3-2004 at his residence in Kalidindi when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,000/- from the complainant for doing official favour of surveying the complainant�s land. He tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He is arrested and will be produced before Special Judge for ACB Cases, Vijayawada.The case is under investigation.

ASSISTANT ENGINEER OF IRRIGATION EXPOSED RECEIVING BRIBE FROM CONTRACTOR IN ACB SURPRISE CHECK

ACB Officials today (17-3-2004) conducted a surprise check at Nizamabad and found unaccounted cash of Rs. 30,000/- in the possession of Mr.C.Rajeswar, Assistant Engineer, Irrigation Branch, Nizamabad Section. The amount was received by the AE from a contractor towards his commission for releasing a cheque for the works completed by the contractor. The contractor had executed Manchippa Irrigation Channel work and is to get Rs. 96,392/- towards final payment for the works completed. The AE accompanied the contractor to the State Bank Of Hyderabad branch after handing over the cheque for Rs. 96,392/- to him. The AE demanded bribe of Rs. 30,000/- from contractor. After en cashing the cheque at the SBH Nizamabad Town Branch, the contractor paid Rs. 30,000/- to the AE. Acting on credible information ACB Officials waiting at the bank conducted the surprise check and found the bribe amount of Rs. 30,000/- in the possession of AE.Further enquiry is under progress.

ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER OF LABOUR, ANANTAPUR ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.B.Sheik Shah Wali, Assistant Commissioner of Labour, Anantapur was trapped by ACB Officials on 16-3-2004 at his Office when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 3,000/- from the complainant, a groundnut dealer to do an official favour. The ACL demanded the bribe from the complainant for not to take action on an ex-parte order issued by him on payment of wages to the workers of the complainant and to revise the order. He tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He is arrested and will be produced before Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad. The case is under investigation.

FORMER MANDAL REVENUE INSPECTOR OF JEDCHERLA CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

The Additional Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad convicted Mr.E.Venkata Ramana, Formerly Mandal Revenue Inspector, Jedcherla in Mahaboobnagar district to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- each under two counts on bribe charges.Mr.Venkata Ramana while working as MRI at Jedcherla was trapped by ACB Officials on 9-3-1994 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 300/- from the complainant for recommending insurance claim in connection with the death of his wife.

GOVERNMENT WITHHOLDS PENSION AND GRATUITY OF RETIRED MRO OF SRIKAKULAM DISTRICT IN TRAP CASE

The State Government has punished Mr.G.Muthyala Rao, formerly Mandal Revenue Officer, Narsannapet, Srikakulam district by withholding his pension and gratuity in full permanently following his conviction by the court in a trap case. Mr.Muthyala Rao while working as MRO, Narsannapet was trapped by ACB Officials on 31-1-1994 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 400/- from the complainant for issuing property valuation certificate. The Special Judge for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam convicted him on 21-9-2001 and sentenced him to undergo 6 months, two years and 18 months rigorous imprisonment under different counts besides to pay a total fine amount of Rs. 8,000/-. The judge however ordered that the sentences will run concurrently. Consequent to the conviction the Government ordered withholding of his pension and gratuity in full permanently since he retired on 31-8-1995.

SUPERINTENDENT AND REVENUE INSPECTOR, O/o MRO, GHATKESAR ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.M.Damodar Reddy, Superintendent and Mr.Md.Khaja Moinuddin, Revenue Inspector, O/o MRO, Ghatkesar were trapped today (11-3-2004) when the former demanded a bribe of Rs. 10,000/- from the complainant and accepted through the latter to do an official favour. The complainant had purchased a land at Kachavani Singaram in 1995 and now applied for land usage certificate for the purpose of obtaining a bank loan. The Superintendent demanded the bribe from the complainant to hand over the land usage certificate, which was already signed by the MRO. The Superintendent instructed the complainant to hand over the bribe to the Revenue Inspector. The Revenue Inspector after receiving the bribe amount near Apna Bazar Super Market in Khushaiguda area handed over the certificate to the complainant. He tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. Both the Superintendent and the Revenue Inspector are arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad. The case is under investigation.

ELECTRICITY LINE INSPECTOR CHITTOOR DISTRICT IN ACB NET

Mr.B.Shiva Kumar, Line Inspector, A.P.Southern Power Distribution Company Limited, Yerpedu in Chittoor district was trapped today (11-3-2004) when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 2,000/- from the complainant to process and recommend electricity connection for his single room house, sanctioned under the Weaker Section Housing Programme. He tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He is arrested and will be produced before the Special Court for ACB Cases, Nellore. The case is under investigation.

PROFESSOR OF GOVERNMENT RUYA HOSPITAL, TIRUPATI IN ACB NET

Dr.K.V.Raghavaiah, Professor of Oncology, Government Ruya Hospital, Tirupati was trapped by ACB Officials at Hospital on 8-3-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,000/- from the complainant to admit his mother who is suffering from cancer and treat her. He tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He is arrested and will be produced before Special Court, Nellore. The case is under investigation

ACTO OF KAVALI CAUGHT WHILE ACCEPTING BRIBE

ACB Sleuths today (8-3-2004) trapped Mr.Zaheer Ahmed, ACTO, Kavali in Nellore district when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 2,000/- from the complainant, owner of a gas agency to do an official favour. The ACTO demanded the bribe from the complainant to withdraw the notice given to him and not to harass him. He received the bribe amount at a STD Booth in Kavali town and handed it over to a worker in the STD Booth. Both tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from the STD Booth worker. Both the ACTO and STD Booth worker are arrested and will be produced before Special Court, Nellore. The case is under investigation.

MECHANICAL FOREMAN OF APSRTC, MANUGURU IN KHAMMAM DISTRICT ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.P.Pullaiah, Mechanical Foreman, APSRTC, Manuguru Depot in Khammam district was trapped by ACB Officials at his residence, Manuguru today (8-3-2004) when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 2,000/- from the complainant to do an official favour. The complainant was given a contract for two years period to undertake washing of 56 buses of Manuguru depot. The Mechanical Foreman demanded the bribe from the complainant to process the bill for payment. He tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He is arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad. The case is under investigation.

ADDITIONAL ASSISTANT ENGINEER OF APEPDCL, SAMPATHNAGAR (RAJAHMUNDRY) ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.D.Kanaka Durga Prasada Rao, Additonal Assistant Engineer, 33/11 KV Sub Station, APEPDCL, Sampath Nagar was trapped by ACB Officials on 5-3-2004 at his residence in Rajahmundry of East Godavari district when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 10,000/- from the complainant, for doing official favour of processing the papers relating to sanction of agricultural power connection under Tatkal Scheme, applied for by the complainant on 3-12-2004. The Additional Assistant Engineer tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He is arrested and will be produced before the Special Court for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam. The case is under investigation.

ADDITIONAL PUBLIC PROSECUTOR OF RANGA REDDY DISTRICT ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.M.Venkataiah, Additional Public Prosecutor, Ranga Reddy District Courts was trapped by ACB Officials today (3-3-2004) when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,500/- from the complainant, an accused in a criminal case of Alwal Police Station. The Additional Public Prosecutor demanded the bribe to favour him during the trial. He received the bribe amount from the complainant in the room of Public Prosecutors, housed in the premises of Ranga Reddy District Courts Complex, Saroornagar, Hyderabad and kept the same in his table drawer. He tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from his table drawer. He is arrested and will be produced before Additional Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad.The case is under investigation.

FEBRUARY-2004

ACB UNEARTHS DISPROPORTIONATE ASSETS WORTH MORE THAN RS 50 LAKHS BELONGING TO FOOD INSPECTOR, GUNTUR

Simultaneous searches conducted by ACB Officials on 28-2-2004 at three places in Guntur and Prakasam districts and at Anantapur revealed disproportionate assets worth more than Rs. 50 lakhs belonging to Mr.Shaik Ghouse Mohiddin, Food Inspector, Guntur. The properties include a three storeyed residential apartment complex under final stage of construction in an area of about 15,000 sft in Maruthinagar in Anantapur town, another 3 storeyed building at Guntur, 20 acres of agricultural land at Vinukonda, Brahmanakodur in Guntur district and Pamuru in Prakasam district, two shops at Ongole, one car, one two wheeler and valuable house hold articiles. A bank account is yet to be opened and verified. The properties are in the name of the Food Inspector and his wife. He joined as Bacteriology Analyst in 1986 and promoted as Food Inspector in 1995. He worked earlier at Eluru before posted to Guntur in 2002. Further investigation is under progress.

TAX INSPECTOR OF MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OF HYDERABAD TRAPPED

Mr.L.Narsinga Rao, Tax Inspector, Circle 7, Secunderabad Division, Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad was trapped by ACB Officials today i.e.,on 28-2-2004 when he demanded a bribe of Rs. 2,500/- from the complainant and accepted the same through a private person to do an official favour. The Tax Inspector demanded the bribe from the complainant for assessing and transfer of his flat in the name of his daughter. As per instructions of Tax Inspector, the complainant paid the bribe amount to a private person Mr.R.Aravinda Rao. The tainted amount was recovered from the private person. The ACB Officials also seized an amount of Rs. 8,700/- from the possession of the private person. Both the Tax Inspector and the Private person are arrested and will be produced before Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad.The case is under investigation.

SENIOR ASSISTANT, O/o DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF LABOUR, ELURU ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.J.Veerabhadra rao, Senior Assistant, O/o Deputy Commissioner of Labour, Eluru was trapped by ACB Officials today (28-2-2004) when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,000/- to do an official favour. The complainant�s brother-in-law, working as an electrician with a private contractor was electrocuted some time back in 1998. The deceased electrician�s wife applied for workmen compensation. The Senior Assistant demanded the bribe from the complainant to process the file relating to her compensation to a tune of Rs.1,12,793/-. He tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He is arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Vijayawada.The case is under investigation.

TRANSCO FOREMAN, HUZURNAGAR ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.D.Govinda Reddy, Foreman, A.P.Transco, Huzurnagar, Nalgonda district was trapped by ACB Officials on 27-2-2004 at his residence when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 5,000/- from the complainant to do an official favour. The Foreman demanded the bribe from the complainant to fix electrical meter sanctioned to him, at his water plant. The Foreman obtained the electrical meter from the stores and kept the same at his residence and did not fix it at the plant of the complainant for want of bribe. Today as per the instructions of the Foreman, the complainant handed over the bribe amount to a private person Mr.M.Veera Swamy at the residence of Govinda Reddy. The tainted amount was recovered from Mr.Veera Swamy (private person). Both the Foreman and the private person are being arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad. The case is under investigation.

PANCHAYAT SECRETARY IN MEDAK DISTRICT TRAPPED

Mr.M.Sankaraiah Swamy, Panchayat Secretary, Madhavaram of Narayankhed mandal in Medak district was trapped by ACB Officials on 27-2-2004 when he demanded a bribe of Rs. 500/- from the complainant and accepted the same through his son to do an official favour. The Panchayat Secretary demanded the bribe from the complainant, a native of Pothunagapally, hamlet of Madhavaram, to hand over title book pertaining to his land which was already prepared and kept with the Panchayat Secretary. As per the directions of the Panchayat Secretary, the complainant paid the bribe amount to his son at his residence at Narayankehd. The tainted amount was recovered from Panchayat Secretary�s son Mr.Siva Kumar. Both Mr.Sankaraiah Swamy and his son are being arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad. The case is under investigation.

OFFICE MANAGER, NUZVID MUNICIPALITY IN A.C.B. NET

Sri P.Ramamohana Rao, Office Manager, Office of Commissioner, Nuzvid Municipality of Krishna District was trapped by A.C.B. Officials on 23-2-2004 at his residence in Nuzvid when he demanded and accepted bribe of Rs.2000/- from the Complainant, a Record Assistant who worked earlier in Nuzvid Municipality for doing official favour of processing the papers relating to drawal of pay arrears to the tune of Rs.15,000/- due to the Complainant.Sri P.Ramamohana Rao tested positive during chemical test and the tainted amount was recovered from his brief case.Sri P.Ramamohana Rao was arrested and is being produced before Special Court for A.C.B. Cases, Vijayawada.Case is under investigation.

MEDICAL OFFICER OF GOVERNMENT HOSPITAL, POLAVARAM IN WEST GODAVARI DISTRICT ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.V.Venkatesh, Mandal Development Officer, Vikarabad in Rangareddy district was trapped by ACB Officials at his Office on 20-2-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 3,000/- from the complainant to do an official favour. The complainant�s firm �Arunodaya Corporation� supplied plastic pipes to be used for agricultural purpose to three beneficiaries of S.C.Corporation. The MDO demanded the bribe from the complainant for handing over cheque for Rs. 30,000/- towards supplying the pipes to the beneficiaries. He tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He is arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad. The case is under investigation.

MDO OF VIKARABAD ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.V.Venkatesh, Mandal Development Officer, Vikarabad in Rangareddy district was trapped by ACB Officials at his Office on 20-2-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 3,000/- from the complainant to do an official favour. The complainant�s firm �Arunodaya Corporation� supplied plastic pipes to be used for agricultural purpose to three beneficiaries of S.C.Corporation. The MDO demanded the bribe from the complainant for handing over cheque for Rs. 30,000/- towards supplying the pipes to the beneficiaries. He tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He is arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad. The case is under investigation

EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND SANITARY INSPECTOR OF PAMIDI GRAM PANCHAYAT IN ANANTAPUR DISTRICT IN ACB NET

ACB Officials today (20-2-2004) trapped Mr.Vijaya Bhaskar Naidu, executive Officer and Mr.G.Kareemulla, Sanitary Inspector, Pamidi Major Gram panchayat in Anantapur district when they demanded and accepted bribe amounts of Rs. 500/- each from the complainant to do an official favour of issue of licence as survey and building designer. The Sanitary Inspector received his share of bribe amount in addition to that of Executive Officer�s share of Rs. 500/- from the complainant. The tainted amounts were seized from him. He tested positive during chemical test. Both the Executive Officer and the Sanitary Inspector are arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad.The case is under investigation.

EXECUTIVE ENGINEER OF PANCHAYAT RAJ, KURNOOL ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.Rama Subba Reddy, Executive Engineer, Panchayat Raj, Kurnool was trapped by ACB Officials at his residence on 19-2-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 10,000/- from the complainant to do an official favour. The EE demanded the bribe from the complainant, a contractor to send a pending bill for Rs. 6.6 lakhs to Pay and Accounts Office towards the laying of two road works and construction of a culvert earlier executed by him. He tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He is arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad. The case is under investigation.

HIGH COURT CONFIRMS CONVICTION OF TRIAL COURT TO RETIRED EE OF R & B IN DISPROPORTIONATE ASSETS CASE

The Andhra Pradesh High Court has confirmed the conviction of trial court awarded to Mr. V.Venkata Ramanaiah, formerly Executive Engineer, Roads & Buildings, Gudur, Nellore district in a case of disproportionate assets case. ACB registered a case against Mr.Venkata Ramanaiah when he was EE, R & B at Gudur for being in possession of assets disproportionate to the known sources of his income. The Special Judge for ACB Cases, Nellore, convicted him and sentenced him to undergo 3 years rigorous imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs. 30,000/- as he found guilty of the charges. Challenging the conviction he went in an appeal to the High Court. Dismissing his appeal, the High Court confirmed the conviction of the trial court. Consequent to the conviction awarded by the trial court, the State Government withheld his pension permanently since he retired from service on attaining superannuation.

ACB SURPRISE CHECK REVEALS COLLECTION OF BRIBES BY ATTENDER OF LEGAL METROLOGY OFFICE, NALGONDA

On credible information that Mr.K.Venkateswarlu, Attender, O/o District Inspector, Legal Metrology (Weights and Measures), Nalgonda was collecting bribes from the business establishments and petrol bunks, ACB Officials conducted a surprise check and intercepted a car in which he was traveling at the outskirts of Suryapet on 16-2-2004 and found unaccounted cash of Rs. 9,990/- in the possession of the Attender. On enquiry it was revealed that Mr.Venkateswarlu hired a car and went round Miryalaguda, Huzurnagar and Kodad and collected bribe amounts from the business establishments and petrol bunk owners. An amount of Rs. 1200/- was found in the possession of car driver Mr. I.Lakshminarayana.Further enquiry is under progress.

PRINCIPAL AND SR. ASST OF GOVT. JUNIOR COLLEGE, SANTHIPURAM, V.KOTA IN CHITTOOR DISTRICT TRAPPED

Mr.Mahalingamaiah, Principal and Mr.P.N.Jayaram, Senior Assistant, Government Junior College, Santhipuram, V.Kota in Chittoor district were trapped by ACB Officials at their College on 16-2-2004 when they demanded and accepted bribe of Rs. 500/- and Rs. 400/- respectively from a Junior Lecturer, working in the same College for doing official favour of clearing his wages for 3 months 20 days. Both of them tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amounts were recovered from them. They are arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Nellore.The case is under investigation.

SENIOR AUDITOR OF DISTRICT AUDIT OFFICE, SANGAREDDY ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.Tallapalli Venkateswara Rao, Senior Auditor, O/o district Audit Office, Sangareddy was trapped by ACB Officials on 16-2-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,000/- from the complainant, a retired Head Constable of Medak district to do an official favour of processing his revised pension benefit file. He tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He is arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad. The case is under investigation.

DEPUTY EXECUTIVE ENGINEER OF PANCHAYAT RAJ WHO OFFERED BRIBE TO DISTRICT COLLECTOR CONVICTED

Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad has convicted Mr.N.Sudhakar Reddy, formerly Deputy Executive Engineer, Quality Control (Sub Division), Panchayat Raj department, Khammam and sentenced him to undergo two years rigorous imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- for trying to offer bribe to the District Collector with a request to give him better posting.As per the complainant lodged with the ACB Officials by the then District Collector, Khammam Mr.A.Giridhar, Mr.Sudhakar Reddy visited his Camp Office, Khammam on 8-6-1999 and tried to offer bribe to him requesting him to give better posting in a regular Sub Division. The Collector who shouted at him immediately called the Superintendent of Police who in turn asked the ACB Officials to rush to the Camp Office. On receiving the complainant from the Collector, the ACB Officials found Rs. 15,000/- from the possession of the Deputy Executive Engineer. A case under section 12 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 was registered against the Deputy Executive Engineer and later filed the charge sheet. The Principal Special Judge found him guilty of the charges and convicted him.

FORMER MEO, BHAMINI MANDAL IN SRIKAKULAM DISTRICT CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

The Special Judge for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam has convicted Mr.R.Tulasi Das, formerly Mandal Educational Officer, Bhamini mandal in Srikakulam district and sentenced him to undergo one year simple imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- each under two counts on bribe charges.Mr.Tulasi Das while working as MEO, Bhamini was trapped by ACB Officials on 13-2-1994 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 400/- from a Teacher of MPP Elementary School to get the deputation proceedings cancelled.

FORMER DEPUTY DIRECTOR, TOWN & COUNTRY PLANNING, HYDERABAD CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

The Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad has convicted Mr.M.Adinarayana, formerly Deputy Director, Town & Country Planning, A.P., Hyderabad and sentenced him to undergo two years rigorous imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- each under two counts on bribe charges. Mr.Adinarayana while working as Deputy Director, Hyderabad was trapped by ACB Officials on 20-8-1993 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,000/- from the complainant for doing official favour in respect of processing final layout approval file

STO OF MANCHERIAL AND SENIOR ACCOUNTANT ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.Khaja Mehmood Ali, Sub Treasury officer and Mr.Ch.Ramesh Babu, Senior Accountant, O/o STO, Mancherial in Adilabad district were trapped by ACB Officials on 12-2-2004 when they demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 2,000/- from the complainant to do an official favour. The complainant�s father, a Police Head Constable of Adilabad district died in May 2003. The STO and the Senior Accountant demanded the bribe from the complainant to process the file relating to the monthly family pension to be sanctioned to the wife of deceased Head Constable. The Senior Accountant who received the bribe amount from the complainant handed it over to the STO. Both tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from the STO. Both the STO and the Senior Accountant are arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad. The case is under investigation.

MRI IN VISAKHAPATNAM DISTRICT TRAPPED

Mr. N.Sanyasaiah Setty, Mandal Revenue Inspector, Dumbriguda Mandal of Visakhapatnam District was trapped by A.C.B. Officials at his Office room on 12-2-2004 when he demanded and accepted bribe amount of Rs.500/- from the complainant for doing official favour of processing and sending an Enquiry report to M.R.O. Dumbriguda for issue of Legal Heir Certificate in favour of Complainant�s aunt. The MRI tested positive during chemical test. Tainted amount was recovered from him. Mr.Sanyasaiah Setty was arrested and being produced before the Special Court for A.C.B. Cases, Visakhapatnam.The case is under investigation.

ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE ENGINEER OF PANCHAYAT RAJ, PENUGONDA ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.N.V.Ramana Rao, Assistant Executive Engineer, Panchayat Raj department, O/o Mandal Parishad Development Officer, Penugonda of West Godavari district was trapped by ACB Officials at his Office on 11-2-2004 when he demanded and accepted bribe amount of Rs. 8,000/- from the complainant, a contractor for doing official favour of processing the M.Book and final bill to a tune of Rs. 1,21,143/-. The contractor executed a work worth Rs. 3 lakhs under Rural Road Maintenance. He tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from. He is arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Vijayawada.The case is under investigation.

DCTO, ASHOKNAGAR IN HYDERABAD IN TRAP CASE

Mr.C.Anil Kumar, DCTO, Ashoknagar, Hyderabad was trapped by ACB Officials on 10-2-2004 when he demanded a bribe of Rs. 6,000/- from the complainant to do an official favour. The complainant submitted the assessment of his business for the year 2001-2002 and 2002-2003. The DCTO demanded the complainant to pay the bribe for processing and clearing the assessment and directed the complainant to give the bribe amount to the Senior Assistant of the same Office. The Senior Assistant took the complainant to a nearby bar and took the bribe amount. Before the ACB Officials could reach the place the DCTO came on a scooter and took the bribe amount from the Senior Assistant and went away. The Senior Assistant tested positive during chemical test. Further investigation is under progress.

ACTO, CHARMINAR CIRCLE IN HYDERABAD IN ACB NET

Mr.B.Babaiah, ACTO, Charminar Circle in Hyderabad was trapped by ACB Officials on 9-2-2004 when he demanded and accepted the bribe amount through a private person for doing the official favour of processing the application form of the complainant for registration under APGST Act. The ACTO who demanded a bribe of Rs. 1,500/- directed the complainant to handover the same to a person by name Mr.S.Ramesh who would visit his (complainant�s) house. Accordingly Mr.Ramesh visited the house and took the bribe amount on behalf of the ACTO. Mr.Ramesh stated that he was employed by the ACTO since one year to collect illegal gratifications on behalf of the ACTO and was almost acting like an employee in the Office by maintaining the application register etc. The tainted amount was recovered from Mr.Ramesh. Both Mr.Babaiah and Mr.Ramesh were arrested and are being produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad. The case is under investigation.

JUNIOR ASSISTANT OF SADASHIVAPET MUNICIPALITY ARRESTED IN BRIBE CASE

Mr.Mamidi Janardhan, Junior Assistant, O/o Sadashivapet Municipality in Medak district was trapped by ACB Officials on 9-2-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,000/- from the complainant to do an official favour of processing his application for Ownership Certificate. He tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He is arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad.The case is under investigation.

POLICE CONSTABLE OF CHANDURTHY PS IN KARIMNAGAR DISTRICT ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.M.Veera Reddy, Police Constable (No 2337), Chandurthy Police Station under Vemulavada Circle in Karimnagar district was trapped by ACB Officials on 7-2-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,500/- from the complainant to do an official fafour. The Constable entrusted with court duties demanded bribe from the complainant, a resident of Ramannapet to get admission of a petty case in the court in which five of his relatives were accused. He was trapped at the premises of Municiff Court at Sircilla. He tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He is arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad.The case is under investigation.

SUPERINTENDENT, O/o DM&HO, KURNOOL TRAPPED WHILE ACCEPTING BRIBE FROM COLLEAGUE

Mr.V.Andraiah, Superintendent, O/o District Medical & Health Officer, Kurnool was trapped by ACB Officials at his Office on 7-2-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,500/- from a Junior Assistant of the same Office to do an official favour of processing and putting up her increment file to higher authorities. He tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He is arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad. The case is under investigation.

ACB SURPRISE CHECK REVEALS IRREGULARITIES OF TRAFFIC POLICE IN BEGUMPET AREA

ACB Officials today (7-2-2004) conducted a surprise check at Begumpet Cross roads in Hyderabad and found traffic police staff on duty collecting bribe amounts through a Home Guard from the vehicle drivers while checking the vehicles. One of the vehicle drivers confirmed to the check party that he had paid bribe of Rs. 30/- to Home Guard Mr.Sheik Subhan on his demand. Unaccounted cash of Rs. 700/- was found in the possession of the Sub Inspector and other staff.Further enquiry is under progess

GOVERNMENT WITHHOLDS PENSION AND GRATUITY OF RETIRED SUB INSPECTOR IN TRAP CASE

The State Government has punished Mr.K.Narasimha Murthy, formerly Sub Inspector of Police at Thimmapuram Police Station in East Godavari district by withholding his entire gratuity and pension permanently as he was convicted by court in a trap case.Mr.Narasimha Murthy while working as SI of Police at Thimmapuram PS was trapped by ACB Officials on 28-10-1992 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 500/- from the complainant in connection with petition of enquiry in a land dispute case. The Special Judge for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam convicted him on 20-10-2003 and sentenced him to undergo six months simple imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- on one count and suffer one year simple imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- on another count. Consequent to the conviction the Government ordered withholding of his gratuity and pension since he retired on 30-6-2000.

RETIRED DM & HO, PRAKASAM DISTRICT PUNISHED IN ACB CASE

The State Government has punished Dr.C.Rajamohan Rao, retired District Medical and Health Officer, Prakasam district and two of his former colleagues in the O/o DM &HO in connection with certain charges of irregularities committed by them. ACB Officials conducted a surprise check on the Office of DM & HO, Prakasam district at Ongole on 27-9-1995 and found certain medicines were short and certain medicines were in excess to the stock. It was also came to the notice during the surprise check that one outsider by name Mr.A.Ramaiah, Attender, PAO, Nagarjuna Sagar Project Circle, Ongole was allowed to maintain the stock registers of the Medical Stores of the Office. The ACB held Dr.Rajamohan Rao, the then DM & HO, Mr.G.Venkateswarlu, Administrative Officer and Mr.S.M.Basha, Senior Assistant, responsible for the irregularities. Based on the departmental enquiry and other material placed before it, the State Government imposed punishment on the three by ordering one per cent cut each in the pension of Dr.Rajamohan Rao and Mr.Venkateswarlu since both of them retired and withholding of one annual increment to Mr.Basha.

CI AND SI IN ANANTAPUR DISTRICT TRAPPED BY ACB

Mr.B.Bhaskara Rao, Inspector of Police, Kotha Cheruvu Circle and Mr.Y.Ravikrishna Kumar, Sub Inspector of Police, Puttaparthi Rural Police Station in Anantapur district demanded a bribe of Rs. 20,000/- from the complainant and the SI accepted the same on the night of 4-2-2004 to do an official favour. Both the CI and SI demanded the bribe from the complainant, a resident of Karnat Nagipalli village for not taking any action against him in a criminal case and also releasing his tractor seized in connection with a case. On the instructions of the Inspector, the complainant gave the bribe amount to SI at his residence located near the Police Station. The tainted amount was recovered from the possession of the SI. Both the CI and SI are being arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad.The case is under investigation

SUPERINTENDENT OF COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE, RAJAM IN SRIKAKULAM DISTRICT ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.Ch.Krishna Rao, Superintendent, Community Health Centre, Rajam, Srikakulam district was trapped by ACB Officials on 5-2-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 4,000/- from the complainant, a Sanitary- cum-Floor Cleaning contractor for doing official favour of handingover a draft for Rs. 71,175/- towards works completed by him. On receiving the bribe amount, the Superintendent handed over the same to Mr.Ch.Eswara Rao, a Contingent Thoti, who regularly assists him in collecting bribes. Both tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from Mr.Eswara Rao. Both Mr.Krishna Rao and Mr.Eswara Rao are arrested and being produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam. The case is under investigation.

ACB SURPRISE CHECK REVEALS PRIVATE PERSONS COLLECTING BRIBES AT SUB REGISTRAR OFFICE, RENIGUNTA

ACB Officials conducted a surprise check at O/o Sub Registrar, Renigunta, Chittoor district on 4-2-2004 and found unaccounted cash of Rs. 8,000/- from the possession of Mr.P.Venkat Reddy, Junior Assistant. During the check the ACB Officials found five private persons acting as middlemen collecting bribes from the public on behalf of the staff. Unaccounted amount of Rs. 30,845/- was seized from the five private individuals. Further enquiry is under progress.

FORMER SENIOR ACCOUNTANT, O/o SUB TREASURY OFFICER, RANGAREDDY DISTRICT CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

The Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad has convicted Mr.Sunderlal, formerly Senior Accountant, Office of Sub Treasury Officer, Rangareddy district and sentenced him to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- each under two counts on bribe charges.Mr.Sunderlal while working as Senior Accountant, O/o STO, Rangareddy district was trapped by ACB Officials on 30-7-1994 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,000/- from the complainant, an employee of Munsif Magistrate Court, Chevella, to return his service book.

STAFFER IN OSMANIA GENERAL HOSPITAL CONVICTED FOR ACCEPTING BRIBE

The Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad has convicted Mr.Subhas Giriji, formerly Clerk in Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad and sentenced him to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs. 200/- each under two counts for accepting bribe. Mr.Subhas while working as Clerk in the Medical Records Section of Osmania General Hospital was trapped by ACB Officials on 15-6-1992 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 100/- from the complainant to correct the name of his deceased cousin in the medical records of the hospital as the spelling was earlier wrongly recorded.

FORMER MRO IN VISAKHAPATNAM DISTRICT CONVICTED IN ACB TRAP CASE

Mr. R.N.M. Raghuram, formerly M.R.O., Anandapuram, Visakhapatnam district was convicted by the Special Judge for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam and sentenced to undergo Simple Imprisonment for one year and to pay a fine of Rs.1,000/- each under two counts on bribe charges. Earlier Mr.Raghuram while working as M.R.O. at Anandapuram was trapped by the Officials of Anti-Corruption Bureau on 30-9-1993 when he demanded and accepted bribe amount of Rs.2000/- from a resident of Anandapuram for doing official favour in the matter of assigning land and deciding the pending land grab case in his brother�s favour.

HIGH COURT CONFIRMS CONVICTION TO FORMER EXCISE INSPECTOR IN MAHABOOBNAGAR DISTRICT IN TRAP CASE

Andhra Pradesh High Court has confirmed the conviction awarded by the trial court to Mr.Syed Adbul Bari, formerly Excise Inspector, Gadwal, Mahaboobnagar district on charges of bribe. Mr.Bari while working as Excise Inspector at Gadwal was trapped by the ACB Officials on 26-8-1987 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 400/- from the complainant to issue �no objection� certificate enabling him to take back his deposit amount from the Excise Authorities. The Additional Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad convicted him on 31-3-1997 and sentenced to undergo two years rigorous imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs. 500/- each under two courts. Challenging the conviction he filed an appeal before the High Court. His appeal was dismissed by the High court confirming the conviction awarded by the trial court.

ADDITIONAL ASSISTANT ENGINEER OF NORTHERN POWER DISTRIBUTION COMPANY, ARMOOR DIVISON IN ACB NET

Mr.J.Guranna, Additonal Assistant Engineer, A.P.Northern Power Distribution Company Limited working in Degam Section in Armoor Division of Nizamabad district was trapped by ACB Officials at O/o ADE, Armoor on 3-2-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 2,700/- from the complainant to do an official favour. The Additional Assistant Engineer demanded the bribe from the complainant for processing the application for sanction of additional load to his rice mill located at Aloor in Armoor Division. He tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He is arrested and will be produced before Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad. The case is under investigation.

FORMER HORTICULTURE OFFICER, SIDDIPET DISMISSED FROM SERVICE IN TRAP CASE

The State Government has dismissed Mr.B.Prakash Patil, formerly Horticulture Officer, Siddipet, Medak district from service following his conviction by a court of law on bribe charges.Mr.Prakash Patil while working as Horticulture Officer, Siddipet was trapped by ACB Officials on 29-10-1998 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 15,000/- from the complainant for releasing of cheque towards Drip Irrigation subsidy component. The Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad convicted and sentenced him to undergo two years rigorous imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs. 2,000/- each under two counts. Consequent to the conviction the Government dismissed him from service. (presently he is working as Horticulture Officer on deputation with Open Air Jail, Cherlapally)

DRUG INSPECTOR, KARIMNAGAR TRAPPED WHILE TAKING BRIBE OF RS. 20,000/-

Central Investigation Unit (CIU) of ACB today (4-2-2004) caught Mr.A.Sambaiah Naik, Drug Inspector, Karimnagar red handed when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. .20,000/- from the complainant, a Medical shop dealer for doing official favour. The Drug Inspector demanded the bribe from the complainant representing some medical shop owners of Huzurabad area in Karimnagar district for not inspecting their shops and booking cases against them. He tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from. He is arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad. The case is under investigation.

ACB SURPRISE CHECK REVEALS COLLECTION OF BRIBE BY DEPUTY EXECUTIVE ENGINEER OF IRRIGATION IN MEDAK DISTRICT

ACB Officials today (4-2-2004) conducted a surprise check and found unaccounted cash of Rs. 10,000/- in the possession of Mr.V.Rajaiah, Deputy Executive Engineer, Irrigation Branch, Ramayampet Sub Divison in Medak district. Mr.S. Satyanarayana had executed certain works while he was President of Water users� Association, Ambajipet of Shankarampet mandal and an amount of Rs. 58,000/- was due to him from the authorities for the completed works under the Minimum Rehabilitation Project. Since his tenure as President was over in Novermber 2002, the Government gave cheque issuing power to the Deputy Executive Engineer. Taking advantage of the situation, the DEE asked the former President of the Water Users� Association to part with Rs. 10,000/- to withdraw the due amount of Rs 58,000/- from the bank and hand it over to him. After withdrawing the amount from the Agricultural Branch of SBH at Medak, the DEE handed over the amount to the former President and received his share. On a tip off, ACB Officials conducted a surprise check at the bank and found the unaccounted cash of Rs. 10,000/- in the possession of the DEE who received the same as illegal gratification from the former President of the Water Users� Association. Further enquiry is under progress.

MANDAL SURVEYOR, O/o MRO, NARSIPATNAM IN VISAKHAPATNAM DISTRICT ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.B.Ramakrishna, Mandal Surveyor, O/o Mandal Revenue Officer, Narsipatnam of Visakhapatnam district was trapped by ACB Officials on 4-2-2004 at the Udipi Hotel located opposite to Sub Collector�s Office, Narsipatnam when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 2,000/- from the complainant for doing official favour of enquiring and processing �title of patta produce� applied for by the complainant�s wife. He tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He is arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam. The case is under investigation.

MANDAL REVENUE INSPECTOR OF VIZIANAGARAM IN ACB NET

Mr.G.Rajasekhar, Mandal Revenue Inspector, Vizianagaram was trapped by ACB Officials on 4-2-2004 at the O/o MRO, Vizianagaram town when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 500/- from the complainant for doing official favour of enquiring and processing Legal Heir Certificate in favour of complainant�s mother-in-law. He tested positive to chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He is arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam. The case is under investigation.

WORK INSPECTOR OF HOUSING CORPORATION IN GUNTUR DISTRICT TRAPPED WHILE ACCEPTING BRIBE

Mr.K.Venkata Rao, Work Inspector, A.P.State Housing Corporation Limited, Veldurthi mandal of Guntur district was trapped by ACB Officials on the night of 3-2-2004 at his rented house in Macherla when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,500/- from the complainant for doing official favour of processing the release of material and cash all worth Rs. 6,000/- to the complainant, a beneficiary under Indira Awaas Yojana Scheme. Mr.P.Ramesh Babu, a Engineering student and a friend of the Work Inspector who happens to be present there received the bribe amount from the complainant, as per the directions and in the presence of the Work Inspector. Mr.Ramesh babu tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. Mr.Venkata Rao is arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Vijayawada.The case is under investigation.

JUNIOR INSPECTOR OF B.C. CORPORATION AT SANGAREDDY LANDED IN ACB NET

ACB sleuths today (4-2-2004) trapped Mr.Ch.Sudhakar, Junior Inspector, Cooperative Societies, O/o B.C.Service Cooperative Society, Sangareddy when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 500/- from the complainant to do an official favour. The complainant, a resident of China Ghanapur of Kulcheram mandal had applied for a loan from B.C.Corporation to set up a barber shop and the same was sanctioned by the Mandal Development Officer. The Junior Inspector demanded the bribe from the complainant to process and forward the cheque for the loan amount of Rs. 20,000/- to MDO who in turn would have handed it over to the beneficiary. He tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He is arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad.The case is under investigation.

JANUARY-2004

FORMER HEAD CLERK, O/o CTO II, ONGOLE CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

The Special Judge for ACB Cases, Nellore has convicted Mr.A.Venkateswara Rao, formerly Head Clerk, O/o CTO II, Ongole to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- each under two counts on bribe charges.

Mr.Venkateswara Rao while working as Head Clerk at Ongole was trapped by ACB Officials on 6-10-1995 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 400/- from the complainant, a local trader for processing his application relating to issue of registration certificate and permission

HIGH COURT CONFIRMS CONVICTION OF A FORMER MVI, VIJAYAWADA IN DISPROPOTIONATE ASSETS CASE

The A.P.High Court has confirmed the conviction awarded by Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad to Mr.A.Radhakrishna Murthy, formerly MVI at Vijayawada on charges of acquiring assets disproportionate to the known sources of his income.

ACB which registered a disproportionate case against Mr.Radhakrishna Murthy in September 1986 filed a charge-sheet in the Special Court. The Special Court convicted him in December 1997 and sentenced him to undergo two years rigorous imprisonment. The Accused Officer went for appeal in the High Court. Dismissing his appeal the High Court confirmed the conviction.

ASSISTANT DIVISIONAL ENGINEER TRAPPED BY ACB

Mr.P.Soloman Raju, Assistant Divisional Engineer, APEPDCL, Gopalapuram of West Godavari district was trapped by ACB Officials on 2-1-2004 at his residence when he demanded and accepted bribe money of Rs. 5,000/- from the complainant for doing official favour of replacing a Distribution Transformer, damaged about six months ago. He tested positive to chemical test. Tainted amount was recovered from his shirt pocket. He is arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Vijayawada.

Case is under investigation.

PROFESSOR OF KAKINADA MEDICAL COLLEGE IN ACB NET

Dr.Ch.Vijayakumar, professor and Head of the Department, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Rangaraya Medical College & Government Hospital, Kakinada of East Godavari district was trapped by ACB Officials on 2-1-2004 at his room when he demanded and accepted bribe amount of Rs. 2,000/- from the complainant for doing official favour of performing the hysterectomy operation on complainant�s sister, who is an inpatient from 4-12-2003 onwards. Tainted amount was recovered from his table drawer. Dr.Vijayakumar is arrested and will be produced before the Special Court for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam.

Case is under investigation.

UDC OF FOREST RANGE OFFICE, CHOUTTUPPAL, NALGONDA DISTRICT ARRESTED FOR ONE LAKH RUPEES BRIBE

Mr.K.Samuel, UDC of Chouttuppal Forest Range Office, Chouttuppal was trapped by ACB Officials on 3-1-2004 at his Office when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,00,000/- from the complainant on behalf of Forest Range Officer Mr.M.Prem Sagar. The Accused Officer demanded the bribe for issue of new transport permits and for the permits already issued since last eight months for the complainant who is in charcoal business. The AO tested positive to chemical test. Transport permits applied by complainant were seized. AO 1 Mr.Samuel, UDC was arrested and being produced before Special Judge at Hyderabad. The AO 2 is yet to be arrested.

Case is under investigation.

DISTRICT VOCATIONAL OFFICER, GUNTUR IN ACB NET

Mr.Mohammed Sultan, Superintendent, O/o District Vocational Educational Officer, Guntur was trapped by ACB Officials on 3-1-04 at the above Office when he demanded and accepted bribe amount of Rs. 2,400/- from the complainant for doing official favour of processing the pay arrears bills to a tune of Rs. 2,40,000/- in respect of 20 staff members of Bhagavan Sri Satya Sai Baba Junior College, Tadikonda. He tested positive to chemical test. Tainted amount was recovered from his shirt pocket. He is arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Vijayawada.

Case is under investigation.

GRAM PANCHAYAT SECRETARY TRAPPED BY ACB

Mr.J.Joseph Raju, Gram Panchayat Secretary, Potumeeda village of Koduru mandal of Krishna district was trapped by ACB Officials on 2-1-04 evening at his residence in Koduru village when he demanded and accepted bribe amount of Rs. 300/- from the complainant for doing official favour of processing his applications of caste and i ncome certificates to enable him to avail housing loan under weaker sections housing programme. He tested positive to chemical test. He is arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Vijayawada.

Case is under investigation.

DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE, KOVVUR ARRESTED IN DISPROTIONATE ASSETS CASE

Simultaneous searches conducted by ACB Officials today (5-1-2004) at Kovvur in West Godavari district, Visakhapatnam and Malkipuram in East Godavari district disclosed the disproportionate assets worth over Rs. 35 lakhs acquired by Mr.K.Venkata Rama Raju, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Kovvur. The properties include two 3-storeyed buildings, two valuable house sites, all at Visakhapatnam, investments in Finance Company and real estate business worth Rs. 10 lakhs and cash of Rs. 63,000/- and valuable house-hold articles. The assets are in his name and in the name of his wife.

Mr.Raju joined in the Police department as Sub Inspector in 1970 and subsequently promoted as Inspector of Police in 1984 and as Deputy Superintendent of Police in 1998. As DSP he worked at Vizianagaram and as DSP, Vigilance and Enforcement at Nellore before he was posted to Kovvur. He is being arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Vijayawada.

Further investigation is under progress.

LADY MRI IN ANANTAPUR DISTRICT IN ACB NET

Mrs.C.T.Usha bai, Mandal Revenue Inspector, Pamidi mandal, Anantapur district was trapped by ACB Officials today (5-1-2004) at MRO Office, Pamidi when she demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,000/- from the complainant, resident of Gajarampalli village to do an official favour of processing the file relating to patta possession certificate. She tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from her vanity bag. She is being arrested and will be produced before Additional Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad.

The case is under investigation.

VILLAGE SECRETARY AND VILLAGE SERVANT IN KRISHNA DISTRICT CAUGHT WHILE ACCEPTING BRIBE TO ISSUE RATION CARD

ACB sleuths today (5-1-2004) caught red handed Mr.Sheik Rafiquddin, Village Secretary, Pallepalem of Kruthivennu mandal in Krishna district and Mr.Nakka Rama Mahankali Rao, Village Servant when they demanded and accepted bribe from the complainant to deliver the while ration card to him. The Village secretary demanded a bribe of Rs. 1,000/- while the Village Servant demanded Rs. 500/- and received both the bribe amounts from the complainant whose ration card was sanctioned by the MRO, Kruthivennu two weeks ago. The tainted amounts were recovered from the Village Servant. Both the Village Secretary and Village Servant were arrested and will be produced before the Special Court for ACB Cases, Vijayawada.

The case is under investigation.

MARKAPUR MUNICIPAL COMMISSIONER ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.Madhura Bhaskara Rao, Municipal Commissioner, Markapur, Prakasam district was trapped by ACB Officials on 6-1-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 23,000/- towards initial payment as against the total demand of Rs. 45,000/- from the complainant, President of the Labour Contract Society for releasing the balance amount of Rs. 10.64 lakhs to him towards payment for the water supplied through tankers from March to July 2003. He tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He is arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Nellore.

The case is under investigation.

ASSISTANT ENGINEER OF CPDCL IN HYDERABAD IN ACB NET

Mr. D.Bhaskara Rao, Assistant Engineer, R.K.Puram Section, A.P.Central Power Distribution Company Limited (APCPDCL) was trapped by ACB Officials on 6-1-2004 at his Office at R.K.Puram (Hyderabad) when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 2,000/- from the complainant to do an official favour. The AE had inspected the house service connection of the complainant at NTR Nagar, L.B.Nagar on 18-11-2003 and since then he was threatening the complainant to file a case against him for pilferage. As directed by the AE, the complainant kept the bribe amount in his table drawer from where the tainted amount was seized. The AE is being arrested and will be produced before Additional Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad.

The case is under investigation.

SR. ASST OF PHC, ROLUGUNTA OF VSP DT. TRAPPED

Mr.Shaik Mastan, Senior Assistant working in Primary Health Centre, Rolugunta of Visakhapatnam district was trapped by ACB Officials on 6-1-2004 at his office room when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 2,000/- from the complainant, for doing official favour of processing and forwarding the pay arrears bill to a tune of Rs. 87,000/- to be paid to complainant�s mother, a retired nurse. He tested positive to chemical test. Tainted amount was recovered from him. Mr.Mastan is arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam.

The case is under investigation.

JUNIOR ASSISTANT, O/o MRO, BOATH IN ADILABAD DISTRICT ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

ACB sleuths today (6-1-2004) caught red handed Mr.G.Keshavulu, Junior Assistant working in the Office of Mandal Revenue Officer, Boath in Adilabad district when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 800/- from the complainant to do an official favour of giving pahani copies of the land belonging to his father-in-law for which his wife is a legal heir. The Junior Assistant was trapped at MRO Office, Boath. He tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount and the concerned file were seized from him. He is arrested and will be produced before the Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad.

The case is under investigation.

ADDL A.E. AND LINEMAN IN ACB NET FOR BRIBE

Mr.V.Sasibhushana Rao, Additional Assistant Engineer and Mr.C.Bhaskara Rao, Lineman of APEPDCL Narsipatnam of Visakhapatnam district were trapped by ACB Officials on 7-1-2004 when they demanded and accepted bribe amounts of Rs. 500/- each from the complainant for doing official favour of providing electrical connection to the complainant�s house, pending from September 2003 onwards. Mr.Bhaskara Rao received Rs. 1,000/- from the complainant. He tested positive to chemical test. Tainted amount was recovered from him. The Addl AE and the Lineman are arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam

The case is under investigation.

HC ORDERS LEGAL HEIRS OF DECEASED OFFICER OF SOCIAL WELFARE TO PAY FINE IN ACB CASE IN LIEU OF CONFISCATION OF PROPERTY

The Andhra Pradesh High Court has ordered the legal heirs of a deceased Officer Mr.K.Sri Rama Murthy, formerly Senior Manager, Dress Making Centre, Social Welfare department, Eluru to pay a fine of Rs. 3 lakhs instead of confiscation of certain properties as decided by trial court in a case of disproportionate assets against him. ACB Officials who unearthed disproportionate assets belonging to Mr.Sri Rama Murhty while he was working at Eluru in 1984 filed a charge sheet against him in the Special Court, Vijayawada. The Special Judge for ACB Cases, Vijayawada convicted him in November 1996 and sentenced him to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs. 30,000/-. The Special Judge also ordered confiscation of his building in NGO�s Colony at Eluru and 1.50 acres of his wetland at Duggirala village in Guntur district. He went in an appeal to High Court challenging the judgment of the trial court. While the appeal pending in the High Court he died on 17-5-2000. The High Court while delivering the judgment directed the legal heirs of Mr.Sri Rama Murhty to pay a fine of Rs. 3 lakhs instead of confiscation of properties ordered by the trial court.

The case is under investigation.

FORMER DEPUTY TAHASILDAR, O/o MRO, MUSHEERABAD DISMISSED IN TRAP CASE

The State Government has dismissed Mr.A.Saratchandra Reddy, formerly Deputy Tahasildar, O/o Mandal Revenue Officer, Musheerabad (Hyderabad) from service as he was convicted by the court on bribe charges. Mr.Saratchandra Reddy while working at Musheerabad was trapped by ACB Officials on 29-10-1996 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 15,000/- from an industry for not collecting administrative charges while recovering the textile cess due by the industry to the Textile Committee, Government of India and also not to harass the firm in future. The Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad convicted him to undergo two years rigorous imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- each under two counts. Consequent to the conviction the Government dismissed him from service

The case is under investigation.

POLICE HEAD CONSTABLE IN HYDERABAD ARRESTED WHILE ACCEPTING BRIBE

Central Investigation Unit (CIU) of ACB today (8-1-2004) caught red handed Mr.Syed Allauddin Babar, Head Constable (No.5013), Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station Police Out Post attached to Afzalgunj Police Station in Hyderabad when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 500/- from a bank employee working at Nizamabad to return his driving licence and CAT card issued by A.P.S.R.T.C. which were detained by the Head Constable on 23-12-2003. The Head Constable also threatened the complainant that a petty case would be booked against him if he failed to pay the bribe. He tested positive during the chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. Search of his personal box at the Out Post by ACB Officials revealed that he was in possession of 12 items which include driving licences, RC book, identity cards, concessional bus passes and one passport, all seized from the members of public. He is arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad.

The case is under investigation.

PRINCIPAL OF RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL FOR BOYS IN ANANTAPUR DISTRICT IN ACB NET

Smt.N.Soubhagyamma, principal, A.P. Residential School for B.C. Boys, Peruru of Ramagiri mandal in Anantapur district was trapped by ACB Officials at the School today (8-1-2004) when she demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,500/- from a temporary teacher to allot specified classes to him based on which payments are made. She tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from her. She is arrested and will be produced before the Additional Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad.

The case is under investigation.

SURPRISE CHECK AT OFFICE OF THE JOINT SUB REGISTRAR, NIZAMABAD REVEALS UNACCOUNTED CASH WITH PRIVATE PERSONS

On credible information that staff at O/o Joint Sub Registrar, Nizamabad are collecting bribes from the public through private persons, ACB Officials today (8-1-04) conducted surprise check at the Office and found unaccounted cash of Rs. 5,899/- in possession of eight private persons. The ACB Officials also noticed some other irregularities.

Further enquiry is under progress.

GOVERNMENT WITHHOLDS GRATUITY AND FULL PENSION OF RETIRED MRO IN ACB CASE

The State Government has decided to impose a penalty of withholding both gratuity and pension in full permanently to Mr.P.V.A.Sastry, former Mandal Revenue Officer, Tallur mandal in Prakasam district following his conviction by the court in a bribe case.Mr.Sastry while working as MRO at Tallur was trapped by ACB Officials on 7-11-1997 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 600/- from the complainant to do an official favour of issuing a scheduled caste certificate to him. The Special Judge for ACB Cases, Nellore convicted him on 23-12-2002 and sentenced him to undergo one year simple imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs. 2,000/- on one count and to undergo six moths simple imprisonment and pay another fine of Rs. 1,000/- on another count. The Judge however ordered that the both sentences would run concurrently. The MRO retired from service on 31-12-1997 after attaining superannuation. Consequent to the conviction the Government ordered withholding of his gratuity and pension in full permanently.

FORMER SUPERINTENDENT, O/o MRO, RAJAMPET IN KADAPA DISTRICT DISMISSED FROM SERVICE FOLLOWING HIS CONVICTION IN TRAP CASE

The State Government has dismissed Mr.P.Chandrasekhara Reddy, formerly Superintendent, O/o MRO, Rajampet mandal in Kadapa district from service following his conviction by the court in a trap case. Mr.Chandrasekhara Reddy while working as Superintendent at MRO Office, Rajampet was trapped by ACB Officials on 2-12-1996 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 500/- from the complainant to do an official favour of getting insurance amount sanctioned to him and other victims whose houses were gutted. The Special Judge for ACB Cases, Nellore convicted him on 28-10-2003 and sentenced him to undergo two year rigorous imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs. 2,000/- each under two counts.

Consequent to the conviction the Government dismissed him from service.

PANCHAYAT SECRETARY, SULLURPET MAJOR PANCHAYAT, NELLORE DISTRICT IN ACB NET

Mr.B.Siva Subrahmanyam, Panchayat Secretary, Sullurpet major panchayat in Nellore district was trapped by ACB Officials today (13-1-2004) when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,000/- from the complainant, a retired sanitary maistry for releasing the amount already sanctioned to him by the Divisional Panchayat Officer towards earned leave of 240 days salary. He tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He is being arrested and will be produced before the Special Court for ACB Cases, Nellore.

The case is under investigation.

SURPRISE CHECK AT O/o SUB REGISTRAR, BHONGIR REVEALS UNACCOUNTED CASH WITH PRIVATE PERSONS

On credible information that the staff of Sub Registrar Office, Bhongir in Nalgonda district are indulging in corrupt practices, a surprise check was conducted at the Office on the evening of 12-1-2004 and found unaccounted cash of Rs. 26,950/- was found in the possession of two private persons who were found in the Office premises. On enquiry it was revealed that the two private persons were collecting bribe amounts from the public on behalf of the Sub Registrar and other staff. An amount of Rs. 23,750/- was found in the possession of one private person Mr.P.Bhaskar and Rs. 3,200/- with a document writer Mr.P.Lingam and an excess amount of Rs. 310/- was found with the attender of the Office. An amount of Rs. 2,270/- of Government cash was found short on verification in addition to other irregularities.

Further enquiry is under progress.

DISTRICT INSPECTOR, LEGAL METROLOGY, WARANGAL IN ACB NET

ACB sleuths today (17-1-2004) caught Mr.K.Sai Baba, District Inspector, Legal Metrology, Warangal red handed when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,500/- at his Office from the complainant to do an official favour of not booking a case against him. The District Inspector inspected the Madhu Mineral Water plant owned by the complainant at Madikonda in Warangal on 29-12-2003 and seized five water cans on the pretext that the quantity of the water in each can is less than the measured capacity of 20 liters and conducted panchanama of the seized material and since then demanding the bribe for not booking case against him. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He tested positive during chemical test. ACB Officials also seized Receipt book and panchanama records pertaining to this case. He is arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad.

The case is under investigation.

VILLAGE SECRETARY, MEDIPALLY IN KARIMNAGAR DISTRICT ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.B.Gopala Naik, Village Secretary, Medipally in Karimnagar district was trapped by ACB Officials today (17-1-2004) at Gram Panchayat Office, Medipally when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 500/- from the complainant to handover pahani copies. As instructed by the Village Secretary, the complainant kept the bribe amount on the table from where the amount was recovered. The ACB Officials also seized the relevant pattadar passbook. He is arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad

The case is under investigation.

PROJECT DIRECTOR OF DISTRICT WOMEN & CHILD DEVELOPMENT AGENCY, ELURU TRAPPED

Mrs.Velpuri Venkata Lakshmi, Project Director, District Women and Child Development Agency, Eluru (West Godavari district) was trapped by ACB Officials today (17-1-2004) at her Office when she demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 10,000/- from the complainant, a contractor to do an official favour of issuing the work order and also placing indent for supply of broken wheat to 9 Project Offices in the district. She tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from her. She is arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Vijayawada.

The case is under investigation.

GOVERNMENT WITHHOLDS PENSION AND GRATUITY OF RETIRED MANDAL AGRICULTURAL OFFICER IN TRAP CASE

The State Government has withheld the entire pension and gratuity permanently to Mr.S.Ananda Reddy, retired Mandal Agricultural Officer, Peapully mandal in Kurnool district as he was convicted by the court on charges of bribe. Mr.Ananda Reddy while working as MAO at Peapully was trapped by ACB Officials on 27-4-1994 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 500/- from the complainant to forward his seeds licence renewal application. The Additional Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad convicted him on 7-11-2003 and sentenced him to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- each on different counts. Consequent to the conviction the Government ordered withdrawal of his entire pension and gratuity permanently since he retired from service on 30-6-2003.

ACB UNEARTHS ASSETS WORTH OVER RS. 45 LAKHS BELONGING TO CTO, GAJUWAKA, VISAKHAPATNAM

Simultaneous searches conducted in Bobbili of Vizianagaram district and Visakhapatnam by ACB Officials on 19-1-2004 disclosed disproportionate assets worth over Rs. 45 lakhs acquired by Mr.D.Venkata Ramana, Commercial Tax Officer, Gajuwaka of Visakhapatnam district. The assets include one house and one acre of land in Pakki village, native village of CTO, one house and three house sites in Bobbili, one house and one house site in Vizianagaram, one residential flat and three house sites in Visakhapatnam, 7 acres of agricultural land in Pinapenki village of Vizianagaram, two cars, three scooters, 30 tolas of gold, valuable household articles, bank balances, deposits and other financial investments worth Rs. 12 lakhs. The CTO acquired the assets in his name and in the names of his wife, father and parents-in-law.Mr.Venkata Ramana joned Government Service as ACTO in the year 1981. He was promoted as DCTO in the year 1991 and as CTO in the year 1996.Mr.Venkata Ramana is arrested and will be produced before the Special Court for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam.

The case is under investigation.

MRO, BUKKARAYASAMUDRAM, ANATAPUR DISTRICT ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.G.Adiseshaiah, MRO, Bukkarayasamudram, Anantapur district was trapped by ACB Officials today (19-1-2004) when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,000/- from the complainant, a native of Kundurigarikunta, to do an official favour of issuing possession certificate for house site which is in possession in his wife�s name. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He tested positive during chemical test. He is arrested and will be produced before the Special Court for ACB cases, Hyderabad.

The case is under investigation.

PANCHAYAT SECRETARY OF KORLAKUNTA IN KADAPA DISTRICT IN ACB NET

ACB sleuths today (19-1-2004) trapped Mr.T.Mahadeva Reddy, Panchayat Secretary, Korlakunta, also in charge of Tallamudipi in Galiveedu mandal of Kadapa district when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,000/- at O/o MRO, Galiveedu from the complainant to do an official favour. The Panchayat Secretary demanded the bribe from the complainant for processing his application for changing name in pattadar passbook. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He tested positive during chemical test. He is arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Nellore.

The case is under investigation.

TENALI MUNICIPAL COMMISSIONER IN ACB NET

Mr.G.Srinivasa Rao, Commissioner of Tenali Municipality of Guntur district was trapped by ACB Officials on 20-1-2004 at his Office room when he demanded and accepted bribe amount of Rs. 10,000/- from the complainant, an authorized contractor for doing official favour of sanctioning part-bill and issuing cheque for Rs. 5,85,000/- in respect of the work executed by the complainant. He tested positive to chemical test. Tainted amount was recovered from him. He is arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Vijayawada.The case is under investigation.

ACB UNEARTHS ASSETS WORTH OVER RS. 50 LAKHS BELONGING TO ADDITIONAL SP SANKARAIAH

Simultaneous searches conducted by ACB Officials at two places in Hyderabad and four places at Jammikunta, Jagityal, Malyal and Korutla in Karimnagar district today (22-1-2004) revealed disproportionate assets worth over Rs. 50 lakhs belonging to Mr.A.Sankaraiah, Additional SP, Presently working as Assistant Director, Andhra Pradesh Police Academy (APPA). The properties include one three storied building at Habsiguda (Secunderabad), one house at Jagityal, six plots in and around Hyderabad, one plot at Jagityal, another plot at Hanamakonda in Warangal district. During the search net cash of Rs. 1.5 lakhs was found in addition to Bank balances to a tune of Rs. 1.77 lakhs, UTI shares worth Rs. 1.14 lakhs investments in different companies worth Rs. 60,000/-, household articles worth Rs. 2.50 lakhs, gold and silver ornaments worth Rs. 56,000/- and one Bolero Mahendra vehicle. It has come to notice that he also started a Bar and Restaurant at Tarnaka in Secunderabad in the name of his son and closed the same after some time as it incurred huge losses. Three bank lockers are yet to be opened and verified. He acquired the assets in his name and in the names of his wife, two sons and married daughter. He is arrested and will be produced before the Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad.Mr.Sankaraiah joined the police department as Sub Inspector of Police in 1970 and worked in the districts of Khammam and Adilabad and promoted as Inspector of Police in 1972 and as DSP in 1987 and Subsequently as Additional SP in 2002. He worked as Assistant Commissioner of Police, Saifabad in Hyderabad, DSP, Balanagar and Additional SP, Medak. He was posted to APPA as Assistant Director five months ago.Further investigation is in progress.

ASSISTANT ENGINEER OF CPDCL, HINDUPUR IN ACB NET

Mr.G.Gandhi Babu, Assistant Engineer, Central Power Distribution Company Limited (CPDCL), Hindupur in Anantapur district was trapped by ACB Officials on the night of 22-1-2004 at his Office when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 10,000/- from an Industrialist of Bangalore to give power connection to his newly set up small scale industrial unit at Hindupur. He tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He was arrested and later produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad.

FORMER MRO OF JALUMURU IN SRIKAKULAM DISTRICT CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

The Special Judge for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam has convicted Mr.S.Haranadha Swamy, formerly Mandal Revenue Officer, Jalumuru (now retired), Srikakulam district and sentenced him to undergo one year simple imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs. 1,000/- each under two courts on bribe charges.Mr.Haranadha Swamy while working as MRO at Jalumuru was trapped by ACB Officials on 15-9-1995 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 700/- from the complainant, a contractor to do an official favour of issuing him property certificate

ASSISTANT ENGINEER OF MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OF HYDERABAD ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.Md.Ziauddin, Assistant Engineer, Circle 1, Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad was trapped by ACB Officials at Darulshifa in Hyderabad today (24-1-2004) when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 10,000/- from a contractor to do an official favour. The Assistant Engineer after receiving the bribe amount passed it on to Mr.Md.Abdul Rasheed, civil draughtsman (on contract) from whom the tainted amount was recovered. Both tested positive during chemical test. The Assistant Engineer demanded the bribe from the contractor to prepare the bill and enter in the M.book the details of the footpath maintenance work executed by him. The Assistant Engineer and the Draughtsman are arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad.The case is under investigation

MANDAL SURVEYOR OF VEMPALLY IN KADAPA DISTRICT IN ACB NET

Mr.Prabhakar, Mandal Surveyor, Vempally mandal in Kadapa district was trapped by ACB Officials at his residence, Vempally on 27-1-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 3,500/- from the complainant to do an official favour. The complainant requested the Mines and Geology Officials for mining lease and his application was forwarded to MRO for No Objection Certificate. The Mandal Surveyor demanded the bribe from the complainant to survey the land and send report to the MRO. He tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He is arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Nellore.The case is under investigation

MANDAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, ORVAKAL MANDAL IN KURNOOL DISTRICT ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

ACB sleuths today (27-1-2004) trapped Mr.K.P.J.Vijaya Bhaskar, Mandal Development Officer, Orvakal mandal, Kurnool district when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,000/- from the complainant to do an official favour. The MDO demanded the bribe amount from the complainant, Camp Clerk to Deputy District Educational officer for sanctioning his fixed TA bill which is pending since 21 months. At his instance, the Camp Clerk kept the bribe amount under the Diary on the Office table of MDO from where it was recovered. The MDO is arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad. The case is under investigation.

ACTO, SECUNDERABAD IN ACB NET

Mr.S.Narasimha, Assistant Commercial Tax Officer, S.D. Road Circle, Panjagutta Division, Hyderabad was trapped by ACB Officials on 28-1-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 5,000/- from the complainant to do an official favour. The ACTO demanded the illegal gratification from the complainant, a transport company owner, for not booking cases against his company�s trucks. He tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He was arrested and will be produced before Principal Special Judge for ACB Cases, Hyderabad.The case is under investigation.

SUB REGISTRAR, GAJUWAKA OF VISAKHAPATNAM DISTRICT ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.K.Bodenna, Sub Registrar, Gajuwaka of Visakhapatnam district was trapped by ACB Officials on 28-1-2004 at his Office when he demanded and accepted bribe of Rs. 1,000/- through Mr.Ch.Durgesh, a unlicensed document writer for doing official favour of registration of house site sale document in favour of the complainant. As per the instructions of the Sub Registrar, Mr.Durgesh received the bribe amount from the complainant in the presence of the former. Mr. Durgesh tested positive during chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. Both the Sub Registrar and Document Writer are arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Visakhapatnam.The case is under investigation

PANCHAYAT SECRETARY, GOVINDAPUR IN MEDAK DISTRICT CAUGHT WHILE ACCEPTING BRIBE

ACB sleuths today (28-1-2004) caught Mr.K.Kishan Rao, Panchayat Secretary, Govindapur, Zaheerabad mandal, Medak district red handed at O/o MRO, Zaheerabad when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 400/- from the complainant to do an official favour of issuing mutation certificate to his sister who has applied for the same earlier. He tested positive during the chemical test. The tainted amount was recovered from him. He is arrested and will be produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad.The case is under investigation.

FORMER CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, VIZIANAGARAM ZILL PARISHAD CONVICTED IN TRAP CASE

The Special Judge for ACB Casses, Visakhapatnam has convicted Mr.Y.Sagareswara Rao, formerly Chief Executive Officer, Zilla Parishad, Vizianagaram and sentenced to undergo three years rigorous imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs. 3,000/- on count and to suffer two years rigorous imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs. 2,000/- in another count on bribe charges. The Judge however ordered that both the sentences will run concurrently.Mr.Sagareswara Rao while working as CEO of Vizianagaram Zilla Parishad was trapped by ACB Officials on 4-4-2001 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 3,000/- from the then Assistant Sub Inspector of Police of Bondapalle Police Station for getting his son-in-law working as LDC in ZPP High School at Nandabalaga transferred to any place nearer to Vizianagaram.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT PROJECT OFFICER OF NANDIKOTKUR IN KURNOOL DISTRICT IN ACB NET

Mrs.P.Venkataratnamma, Child Development Project Officer, Nandikotkur, Kurnool district was trapped by ACB Officials on 28-1-2004 when she demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 500/- from the complainant for processing and handing over the passbook under Girl-Child Deposit Scheme. The tainted amount was recovered at her instance. She was arrested and later produced before the Special Court for ACB Cases, Hyderabad. The case is under investigation

INSPECTOR OF POLICE, GUDIVADA RURAL CIRCLE, KRISHNA DISTRICT ARRESTED IN TRAP CASE

Mr.N.Suryachandra Rao, Inspector of Police, Gudivada Rural Circel of Krishna district and who is also holding additional charge of Gudivada Town Circle was trapped by ACB Officials on 29-1-2004 at his Office room when he demanded and accepted bribe amount of Rs. 15,000/- from the complainant, a scrap trader towards mamools and for doing official favour of not harassing him in his scrap business. Tainted amount was recovered from the CI�s possession. He was arrested and being produced before Special Court for ACB Cases, Vijayawada.The case is under investigation

CHITTOOR DISTRICT COURT PUBLIC PROSECUTOR TRAPPED WHILE ACCEPTING BRIBE

Mr.I.Satyanarayana, Public Prosecutor, District Court, Chittoor, was trapped by ACB Officials on 30-1-2004 when he demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 1,000/- from the complainant, a resident of Chalamapuram of B.N.Kandrika mandal to do an official favour of not opposing the bail petition of his nephew, an accused arrested in a case of power theft. The tainted amount was recovered from the shirt pocket of the Public Prosecutor. He tested positive during chemical test.The case is under investigation

ACB SURPRISE CHECK AT KAMAREDDY RTA CHECK POST REVEALS STAFF COLLECTING BRIBES THROUGH PRIVATE PERSON

ACB Officials conducted a surprise check at the RTA Check Post, Kamareddy in the wee hours of 31-1-2004 and found the staff at the check post collecting bribes through the driver of a private vehicle of AMVI on duty Mr.V.Surendra Reddy. An amount of Rs. 3,910/- was seized from the possession of the driver. Besides Mr.Suredra Reddy, Transport Constable Mr.G.Prakash and Attender Mr.L.Bansilal were on duty at the time of surprise check. The ACB Officials also found shortage of Rs. 1,450/- in the Government cash in addition to some other supervisory irregularities. Further enquiries are under progress.

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