Kiran Kumar continues to dig Bosta’s wealth
Kiran Government gave a go ahead signal to the ACB to continue and complete its investigations into the liquor syndicate scam especially to dig Bosta’s wealth .
Within six hours of the controversial transfer of its Additional Director K.Srinivasa Reddy, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Friday night conducted raids on liquor shops in Vizianagaram district and took into custody seven owners, six of whom were white ration card holders. ‘We will not relax its grip on the investigation in the liquor scam anywhere in the State, including Vizianagaram, in spite of the transfer of Mr. Srinivasa Reddy who led the special investigation team (SIT)’ said a senior ABC top gun.
The Director General of ACB D.Boobathi Babu also clarified hat the organisation was committed to carrying forward the investigation of all cases, especially the ones pertaining to liquor syndicates in a professional manner and denied reports about his protest leave.
Meanwhile even as former chief of SIT in the ACB K.Srinivasa Reddy, IPS took over his new assignment, a social activist, O.M.Debara, filed a writ petition in High Court seeking stay ofhis transfer on the ground that he was victimised on political grounds.
In a separate development, the ACB arrested its former inspector in Medak, B.Somnarayan Singh, and the leader of a liquor syndicate in the district, Vaddepally Mohan Reddy, former for leaking information to Mohan Reddy about ACB raids on his shops and those of his associates and advised him to destroy all records in December last. Both were remanded to judicial custody till April 17.
Mohan Reddy is a close aide of B.Balraj Goud who was arrested recently and owned 15 liquor shops in Medak, Shadnagar of Mahabubnagar and Mominpet of Ranga Reddy.
In Vizianagaram, the native district of APCC president Botcha Satyanarayana, the ACB took into custody seven undisclosed shop owners on the basis of information about ration cardholders furnished by the district supply office. The ACB has already stated that 103 of 202 licensed shop owners in the district possessed white cards, three were beneficiaries of ‘Antyodaya’ scheme of food security for the poorest of poor and nine held temporary ration cards.
Following raids most of the benami liquor shop license holders with white ration cards had gone underground and made the job of ACB tough with the connivance of an influential politician cum minister Botsa Satyanarayana, they said.