Vijayawada: ACB sleuths arrested the superintendent in the office of the DIG, Stamps and Registrations department in the city on Tuesday for allegedly possessing disproportionate assets. The officer, P. Venu Venkata Durga Prasad, who has the rank of a sub registrar, had illegally earned immovable property worth Rs 3.39 crore as per government rates. In the current open market the property would be easily worth around Rs 15 crore.
ACB DSP V. Gopala Krishna who conducted raids at the officer's house after receiving information on disproportionate assets found that the accused used his sister and brother-in-law as benami to safeguard his property. Mr Gopala Krishna said that his sister A. Venkata Lakshmi and her husband A. Bala Satya Ram Prasad, a document writer has property worth Rs 2.59 crore. He amassed more property while working at Gundala of Vijayawada for seven years.
“They have a white ration card and property worth crores. A document writer would not have so much property. All the property like plots and houses are in towns and cities where Durga Prasad worked as sub registrar,” Mr Gopala Krishna said. The superintendent has a house in Bank Colony, two flats in Barathi Nagar, a house site in Currency Nagar, four house plots in One-town and Power peta of Eluru town, 10 acres in Chataparru near Eluru all worth over Rs 15 crore in the open market. He was taken into custody and would be produced before court on Tuesday. His wife is a government junior lecturer.