High-Rank T'gana Govt Official Held in DA Case

High-Rank T'gana Govt Official Held in DA Case

Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) today arrested the Assistant Director of Drug Control Administration in Adilabad district of Telangana for allegedly amassing disproportionate assets worth Rs 1.5 crore.

ACB sleuths today conducted simultaneous searches at the accused M Vijay Gopal's residence and his office at Adilabad, besides the residences of his relatives and associates in Hyderabad city, an ACB release said here.

Based on credible information, the ACB had earlier registered a case of disproportionate assets against Vijay Gopal.

During the searches, two residential buildings, one Commercial complex, two shops, three plots, agriculture land 18 acres, 2 houses, commercial space of 1,600 sq ft located in different parts of the city and outskirts, about Rs one lakh cash in bank, house hold articles worth Rs 3 lakh and one two wheeler were found, it said.

The document value of these assets is approximately Rs 1.5 crore. The market value of the immovable properties is approximately Rs 10 crore, the release said.

M Vijay Gopal was arrested and is being sent to judicial remand and the case is under investigation.

This is the second case against him as earlier, Vijay Gopal had been trapped by ACB Officials on July 19, 2010 when he demanded and accepted an amount of Rs 4,000 for showing official favour while working as in-charge drug inspector in Hayathnagar Zone of Ranga Reddy district.

A charge sheet had been filed against him in the Special Judge for ACB Cases here on July 6, 2011 and the case is pending trial.

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