Hyderabad: Continuing its crackdown against
liquor mafia in Andhra Pradesh, Anti-Corruption Bureau sleuths
raided liquor shops in Vizianagaram district and arrested six
persons, a senior official said on Sunday.
The arrested accused, who are holders of liquor licences,
are charged with working in collaboration with liquor
syndicate members, Visakhapatnam DSP N Venkateshwar Rao told
PTI, adding all of them were produced before a court today and
were remanded in judicial custody.
The accused are identified as M Ramu, Srinivas Rao,
Shankargangadhar Rao, K Narayanappadu and Durga Rao.
The ACB has been conducting raids in different districts
since last December after "exposing" the nexus among liquor
mafia, politicians and officials.
The agency had earlier arrested liquor don Nunna Venkata
Ramana, who, allegedly confessed to having paid Rs 10 lakh to
excise minister Mopivedi Venkat Ramana and `mamools` (bribe)
to two MLAs.
The ACB has also arrested several excise and police
officials since March for their alleged links with the liquor