Visakhapatnam: ACB officials raided the houses and properties of Vizianagaram motor vehicle inspector K. Ravi Kumar on Tuesday for allegedly amassing disproportionate assets.
As many as 10 teams of ACB sleuths conducted raids simultaneously at eight locations, including his residence near Coromandel Gate, houses of his relatives in Sriharipuram and Dondaparthy of Visakhapatnam district, Vizianagaram and his brother’s house in Hyderabad.
According to ACB (Visakha Urban) DSP K. Ramakrishna Prasad, the book value of the properties and documents would be around Rs 2.22 crore, while their present market value was estimated to be more than Rs 20 crore.
During the raids, the ACB officials seized an under-construction building worth `1 crore beside Hotel Novotel, a house and a flat at Sriharipuram, three sites at Kapuluppada, one site at Yalamanchili and one building at Arilova Colony.
Apart from this, sleuths found documents for 7.5 acre agricultural land at Bondapalli mandal and 70-cent teak plantation at Vepada mandal in Vizianagaram district. Most of the properties were in the name of his wife and brother-in-law.
The ACB also unearthed Rs 5 lakh in cash and 125 gm gold at his house.
Apart from this, the team found 400 gm gold in the Bank of Baroda, Sriharipuram branch. However, they found three lockers empty in various banks.
Ravi Kumar had worked as constable in various places, including Marripalem and Gajuwaka RTA offices for 20 years.
He was promoted as MVI and transferred to Vizianagaram RTA four years ago.
The arrested accused will be produced before the special court for Anti-Corruption Bureau cases, an ACB official said....