The inspector was posted at the Fourth-Town police station in Visakhapatnam

news Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 07:20

 The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Wednesday arrested a police inspector for amassing wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income, an officer said.

The accused, Inspector of Fourth-Town Police Station, K Balakrishna, was arrested after the ACB conducted raids at various places in the district, ACB said.

"Simultaneous raids were conducted at eight places, including five in Visakhapatnam city that includes his house and police station, two places in Vizianagaram and his relative's house at Kovvuru in West Godavari district," DSP of ACB (Visakha Urban) K Ramakrishna Prasad said.

As per ACB's initial assessment, the documents seized from the house of the inspector and from other places, suggest that Balakrishna had amassed wealth to the tune of about Rs 20 crore and some documents in the name of his mother-in-law and family members, he said.

The ACB sleuths seized documents pertaining to his three-storey building at Pothinamallayya Palem, one commercial complex there, a flat measuring 800 sq ft at Sivajipalem, a plot measuring 1,178 sft at Palavalasa, one plot at Narava area, land in his mother-in-law's name at Yendada in Visakhapatnam city, another site at Vizianagaram in his father's name and ten acres farmland at Garividi area in Vizianagaram district.

Bank deposits and investments in insurance schemes worth Rs 5 lakh, 250 gm gold and two kg silver ornaments, were also found by the ACB.

Before being posted at the Fourth-Town Police Station, Balakrishna had served as a Traffic Police inspector of Madhurawada division in Visakhapatnam.

"The raids will continue tomorrow as well," the DSP said.

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