Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials conducted surprise raids at various Mandal Revenue (MRO) offices in several districts of Visakhapatnam district on Tuesday. ACB officials raided six MRO offices in Vizag Rural, Seethammadhara, Pendurthi, Anandapuram, Atchutapuram and Padmanabha Mandalam. ACB Andhra Pradesh is responsible for tackling corruption by public officials in government offices. This is not the first time that ACB officials have made surprise raids on government offices in Visakhapatnam.
During the raids, Anti-Corruption Bureau officials confiscated important documents and papers. Counter-Terrorism Bureau officials reportedly launched raids from 12 noon on Tuesday. It was learned that ACB officials also took data from the public who attended the MRO offices. According to ACB Inspector K Lakshmana Murthy, these raids were carried out based on complaints from MRO offices. The complaints were based on corruption and other allegations.
As the ACB raids continue into these MRO offices, more details about the raids are expected.