A TRS leader burnt a bribe amount of Rs 5 lakh after learning that the ACB sleuths were going to take him into custody. The incident took place in Nagarkurnool district.
A TRS leader, Venkataiah Goud had received the bribe on behalf of Veldanda Tahsildar Saidulu from Ramulu Naik. Venkataiah Goud and Saidulu were arrested and produced before the Special Court for ACB cases at Hyderabad.
According to reports, Saidulu, the Tahsildar of Veldanda has demanded Rs 6 lakh to issue a No Objection Certificate (NOC) and to forward it to the Mines Department for a crusher in Veldanda Mandal. The deal was finalised for Rs. 5 lakh and the Tahsildar had asked the victim to pay the bribe amount to Venkataiah Goud. The victim gave money to Venkataiah.
The ACB sleuths, who got a tip-off raided Venkataiah's home, then he locked himself up in the house and burnt the bribe amount. The ACB officials, however, recovered the partially burnt notes.