Berhampur, Oct 20 (LocalWire): Vigilance sleuths on Tuesday arrested a lecturer in Gajapati district on the charge of amassing disproportionate assets worth nearly Rs. 1.80 crore.
Vigilance officials detected disproportionate properties worth Rs. 1, 79, 92, 473, which works out to 206 percent of his known sources of income, in the name of Ganta Nageswar Rao, a lecturer in Education in Minaketan College.
The vigilance sleuths have detected total movable and immovable properties worth Rs 2.39 crores after searching from his different houses on Monday.
His income and expenditure from 1995 to October 19, 2020 was estimated at about Rs 87.09 lakh and Rs 27.82 lakh, respectively, sources said.
Rao had entered the service as a teacher in 1994 on contractual basis in the college. His service was regularized in 2017, sources said.
He was arrested and forwarded to the court as he did not give satisfactory answers as to the sources of income of his properties, said vigilance SP (Berhampur) Anil Kumar Patra.
Rao’s wife, G.Tejavati, being a housewife and having limited source of income, abetted her husband in generating illegal assets and a case was also registered against his wife, Patra said.
The vigilance sleuths on Monday raided his and his relative’s houses in different places in Gajapati district and Srikakulam district in Andhra Pradesh.
During the raids they detected a double-storied building, a garage, double-storied market complex and 51 numbers of plots in his and his wife’s names in various places of Gajapati district.
Similarly they have also detected hard cash of Rs 31.50 crore from him, besides several other movable assets including gold and silver ornaments, bank deposits etc.