AP cops recover ‘treasure trove’ from a govt employee in Ananthapur

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In what can be called as a treasure trove, the Andhra Pradesh police have unearthed huge quantities of gold, silver, cash, bonds, deposit certificates all stashed in 8 trunk boxes besides several 2, 3 and 4-wheeler vehicles from the house of a relative of a driver working with a government department in Ananthapur district of Andhra Pradesh.

According to the Police, on a tip of a special squad from Ananthapur district raided the house of one Balappa in Bukkaraya Samudram and recovered the trunk boxes in which 2.42 kg gold ornaments, 84.10 kg silver articles, NSS Bonds worth Rs 49.10 lakhs, Promissory notes worth Rs.27.05 lakh and net cash of Rs 15,55,560 were stashed in besides 2 Mahindra Cars, 3 Royal Enfield, 1 Harley Davidson, 2 Karishma Motorcycles, 1 Honda Activa and 4 Tractors. What’s more intriguing is a 9 MM pistol, 18 boxes of bullets and an air gun was also recovered from Balappa’s house.

Police said that upon inquiry it was found that all these items have belonged to an employee of the District Treasury Department identified as Manoj Kumar who had given them to his driver Naga Lingam who in turn had stashed at his father-in-law Balappa’s house in Bukkaraya Samudram so that the booty earned by Manoj is safe and secure.

Police said the Manoj was appointed as a junior clerk in Treasury department on compassionate grounds after his father a head constable died in service and he gradually rose to a level senior auditor in the department. However, he earned all these by way of corruption.

A case has been registered in this connection wide Crime No.213/2020 under section 102 CRPC The District Superintendent of Police Yesu Babu announced the reward to the cops for discovering the treasure. The recovered items will be handed over the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) for further investigation into the case.