Published On: Thu, Nov 15th, 2018

District judge in Telangana arrested for graft, sent to judicial custody till Nov 28

Hyderabad: An additional district judge, who was booked in a disproportionate assets case by Telangana’s Anti-Corruption Bureau, was Thursday arrested and sent to judicial remand.

Additional District Judge Vaidya Vara Prasad was arrested in disproportionate assets case.

XIV Additional District Judge Vaidya Vara Prasad of Ranga Reddy district court was produced before an ACB Judge and remanded to judicial custody till November 28. He has been shifted to the Central Prison, Chanchalguda here, a top ACB official told PTI.

The High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh had received a complaint petition against the judge that he allegedly amassed huge assets and after due preliminary verification ordered the anti-corruption bureau to proceed against him.

Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against the judge for allegedly amassing assets disproportionate to the known sources of income.

As part of the investigation, ACB officials Wednesday conducted searches at the residence of the judge and also at the houses of his relatives and associates at six other places in Hyderabad, three places in Siricilla district of Telangana and two in Maharashtra.

During the searches at the residence of the judge and his relatives and associates, several documents related to assets with a market value of about Rs 3 crore, huge expenditure and bank deposits were unearthed, ACB officials said.

ACB officials said the raids also showed that the judge along with his family members had made several foreign tours, incurring huge expenditure.

So far, during the searches documents related to three flats, bank balances and fixed deposits in various banks (worth Rs 38.16 lakh), two cars, household articles, and a two-wheeler had been unearthed, they added.

PTI

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