Govt official named in assets case surrenders in Hyderabad court

A senior official of the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) who was absconding after being named in a disproportionate assets case today surrendered before a court here.

Telegana Director General ACB J Purnachandra Rao.
Telegana Director General ACB J Purnachandra Rao.

K Purushotham Reddy, Director (Planning) at the HMDA, was suspended after the case was filed.
He was absconding ever since the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) conducted searches at his house and office on February 2 after registering a case of amassing illegal wealth.

The anti-graft agency had also issued a lookout notice for him.

Reddy today surrendered before an ACB court which remanded him in judicial custody till March 1.
The ACB may seek his custody for questioning and take the investigation forward, a senior official of the
bureau said.

During the searches, the agency identified properties worth over Rs 5 crore, which they claimed, belonged to the HMDA officer.

The properties amassed by him were disproportionate to his known sources of income, the ACB had said earlier.

PTI