AP: Lower level clerk possesses illegal assets over Rs 50 cr

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Hyderabad, Feb 24: The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Andhra Pradesh has unearthed illegal assets worth more than Rs 50 crore from a low-level excise clerk during its raids on excise personnel as part of its ongoing raids against the liquor syndicates.

The lower level clerk named Settipalli Seshagiri Rao has been working with the excise department for 33 years and was about to retire in May.

Sources from the watchdog agency claim that the sum could even touch Rs 70 crore. The clerk's house was raided after he forcibly transferred a shop licence with forged documents a few months ago.

The documents seized by ACB officials reveal that the clerk had even invested Rs 8 crore to bag liquor shop licences in the past two years. Meanwhile, raids are on at the houses of excise clerks in different locations in Andhra Pradesh.

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