Andhra: Bag full of cash worth Rs 10 lakh found at minister's residence; police suspect bribery case

Hyderabad, June 3: Andhra Minister for Women Empowerment, Child Welfare and Disabled & Senior Citizens Welfare Mines & Geology and TDP minister Peethala Sujatha was on Wednesday, June 3, shocked to find an unclaimed bag outside her official residence at Eluru in Chintalapudi constituency in West Godavari district of the state.

According to media reports, 42-year-old Peethala suspected that there might be a bomb inside the abandoned bag.

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When police officials arrived to investigate the matter, they were shocked to find Rs 10 lakh in cash in the bag.

However, the mystery behind the bag was soon solved when a 62-year-old woman named Vishnuvati, claimed that it was her bag. [TDP MLA trapped for offering Rs 50 lakh bribe to legislator]

She said that she had withdrawn money from a bank for her niece's wedding.

On being asked why did she leave the bag in front of minister's residence, she said that she came to meet Sujatha's father and left the bag outside by mistake.

Police suspecting it to be a bribe case

Meanwhile, the police is also suspecting it to be a case of bribe related to the exam for teachers' recruitment.

The investigating officials also found an entry pass from the bag, that was said to be one of the candidate named Sri Laxmi, who appeared in the District Selection Committee exam. [Cash-for-vote scam: Telangana TDP MLA sent to 14-day judicial custody]

Shockingly, Vishnuvati, who claimed the bag, is Sri Laxmi's mother.

Sujataha says it is being done to defame her

Surprisingly, Sujatha said that she does not even know that woman, whose bag it was.

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