VISAKHAPATNAM : ACB officials arrested two Panchayat Raj officials - senior executive engineer Sattibabu and executive engineer A Prabhakar - for collecting extra charges from contractors here Friday.
According to ACB DSP Ramakrishna, they received several complaints against the duo for demanding 0.5-1 per cent commission from contractors. On Friday, they conducted surprise checks at the Collectorate and seized two covers containing unaccounted cash worth `34,000 from Prabhakar. When questioned, he replied blatantly that there was nothing new about it. Officials raided his house as well and recovered `1,70,000. Sattibabu was held during the check at Collecorate and `4,000 cash was recovered from him. The officials were produced in court.