Telangana Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) conducted the raid at her house and found Rs 93 lakh along with 400 grams of gold. The raids were carried out after another officer, Antaiah, who is a Village Revenue Officer and Lavanya’s junior, was caught taking Rs 4 lakh as bribe from a farmer for correcting land records.
The ACB team first trapped Antaiah when he took the bribe from the complainant allegedly on the directions of Lavanya at Kondurgu on Wednesday. Bhaskar, a farmer, was allegedly asked to pay Rs 8 lakh – Rs 5 lakh supposedly for Lavanya and rest for Antaiah. The farmer had earlier paid the junior revenue officer Rs 30,000 in bribe for getting the passbook but when he was asked to pay more money, he lodged a complaint with the Telangana ACB.
The ACB team has been investigating the alleged nexus between her and junior officers. It is suspected that Lavanya and the staff used to share the money collected among themselves.