Benamis help ACB uncover Medak Additional Collector Nagesh’s illegal acts

Nagesh was confronted with the paper trail left by his benamis and appeared to be flummoxed when shown the evidence. 

Published: 24th September 2020 10:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th September 2020 10:12 AM   |  A+A-

Medak additional collector Gaddam Nagesh

Medak additional collector Gaddam Nagesh

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials have collected details of former Medak Additional Collector Gaddam Nagesh’s illegal business activities which he ran through his benamis.

After over three days of questioning, ACB officials found that Nagesh and the other accused had sought a bribe of Rs 5 crore from realtor Linga Murthy for issuing a NOC to register 113 acres of land in Chippalturthi village of Medak district. 

Nagesh was confronted with the paper trail left by his benamis and appeared to be flummoxed when shown the evidence. He accepted that he had taken huge mamools from landlords and businessmen, especially real estate companies in return for official favours.

After arresting Kola Jeevan, a benami of Nagesh’s, ACB officials obtained further details of other benamis of the suspended Additional Collector. They were summoned by the bureau for questioning. 

The properties on their names were disproportionate to their known sources of income, the ACB found.  
These benamis were then asked to submit details of their income.

During the questioning, Nagesh was shown details of money transactions and property ownership transfer from one name to other names.

The common reference point invariably turned out to be Nagesh. ACB officials also questioned the other accused including former RDO of Narsapur, Aruna Reddy and Tahsildar Abdul Sattar. 


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp