Hyderabad: The XIV Additional district judge and president of the Telangana Judges Association, Vaidya Vara Prasad, has been booked by the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) in a disproportionate assets case.
A source told this newspaper that Vaidya Vara Prasad dealt with civil and criminal cases at the L B nagar court. He was facing several allegations of corruption. Several complaints were filed against him in the HC.
An internal inquiry was conducted and the allegation against him was proved, said the source. For over six months, he was barred from passing judgment in court. Prasad's request to extend his tenure by two years was turned down by the High Court. He is scheduled to retire in December.
In April this year, the ACB had booked the first Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge Radha Krishna Murthy of the Nampally court for demanding a bribe from an accused in a narcotics case. And in March, the ACB raided the properties of judicial officer M Gandhi and booked him for disproportionate assets under the Prevention of Corruption Act. This is the third judge booked for corruption.