Andhra Pradesh: Bikes, gold-silver recovered from kin of treasury dept accountant's driver

Anantpur Police in Andhra Pradesh recovered trunks full of gold and silver, high-end motorcycles, SUVs, imported pistols, tractors, cash and a horse during the raid. Officials say it is owned by an accountant of the Treasury Department.

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Trunks full of gold and silver recovered by Anantpur Police
Trunks full of gold and silver recovered by Anantpur Police (Photo Credits: Ashish Pandey/India Today)

Andhra Pradesh Police unearthed an eye-opening case of disproportionate assets on Tuesday. A police raid in AP's Anantpur led to the recovery of illegal arms, trunks filled to the brim with gold and silver, high-end motorcycles, SUVs and even a horse.

The property in question belongs to G Manoj Kumar, a senior accountant at the Anantpur Treasury Department. Officials say Manoj handles retirement, pension-related issues. Anantpur Police say that they also raided the home of Balappa who is the father-in-law of accountant G Manoj Kumar's driver Nagalinga.

It is from Balappa's home in SC Colony of Bukkarayasamudram that local police recovered at least eight trunks filled with 2.420 gm gold and 84 kg silver on Tuesday night along with Rs 15.55 lakh in cash. Apart from this, the police recovered seven high-end motorcycles that include a Harley Davidson, a Karizma and a bullet.

High-end motorcycles recovered during the raid in Anantpur (Photo Credits: Ashish Pandey/India Today)

Two SUVs, four tractors and three 3.9 mm Zoraki pistols with live rounds were also recovered during the raid at Balappa's slum lodgings. Fixed Deposits (FDs) and National Savings Scheme (NSS) deposits amounting to Rs 49.10 lakh have also landed under the scanner in addition to promissory notes worth Rs 27.50 lakh.

Anantpur Police has informed the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and the Income Tax Department about the seizure and has sought their help with further investigation.

File photo of horse recovered during the raid in Anantpur (Photo Credits: Ashish Pandey/India Today)

The prime suspect, G Manoj Kumar was the son of a police constable and was appointed as an accountant in the Treasury Department on compassionate grounds following his father's demise in 2005.

Trunks filled with gold and silver recovered during the raid in Anantpur (Photo Credits: Ashish Pandey/India Today)

Owing to fear of the ACB, Manoj sought his driver Nagalinga's help to hide illegal property at the home of the latter's father-in-law. Officials believe Manoj bought property worth several crores in the names of his mother-in-law and even his driver.

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