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Andhra Pradesh HC asks govt to act on ACB report on liquor pay-offs

Posted on Nov 20, 10:08PM | UNI

Andhra Pradesh High Corut today directed the government to take action on the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) report on liquor pay offs in four weeks.

The court also adjourned the hearing on the final report on the liquor syndicate probe submitted by the ACB yesterday, to five weeks.

On Monday, the ACB submitted its final report on the probe to the High Court after completing the investigation into the scam entrusted by the court.

ACB sources said they have booked 48 cases in this regard and arrested 140 persons, including excise, revenue and police officials.

ACB has informed the court that they have asked permission for prosecution against some officials and have recommended departmental inquiry, disciplinary action, for the same.

All the arrested persons are out on bail. 'In addition to those who are arrested, we have found evidence against some more accused and permission has been sought for prosecution against them,' an ACB officer said.