Sleuths of the Anti-Corruption Bureau were left stunned when they raided one of the houses of a Road Transport Authority employee in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur.
According to media reports, the ACB officials, who raided one of the employee’s houses on Monday, found that he owns at least 14 homes, a room full of silver items weighing about 60 kg, 1 kg of gold articles and Rs 20 lakh cash.
Purnachandra Rao, 55, began his service as a Motor Vehicle Inspector in 1981, and later worked at RTA Gunnur, Ongole and Nellore.
The immovable assets owned by Rao include seven apartments and two houses in Vinukonda, one house in Guntur, two flats in Hyderabad and Vijaywada each, and a mill to process pulses in Vinukonda.
While Rao claims that the value of his assets is around Rs 3 crore, the ACB officials, who raided his house in Guntur, say their market value cannot be less than Rs 25 crore.
The 55-year-old RTA official came under the scanner of Anti-Corruption Bureau after a complaint alleging corruption was lodged against him.
Meanwhile, the ACB has filed a case against him under the law of assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.