Senior TDP leader Atchannaidu taken into custody in “ESI scam”

Amaravati: Telugu Desam Legislature Party Deputy leader and former Andhra Pradesh minister K Atchannaidu was taken into custody by state Anti-Corruption Bureau sleuths early on Friday in connection with alleged Rs 151 crore scam in the ESI Corporation, ACB sources said.

Atchannaidu was the Labour Minister in the previous TDP government when the scandal allegedly took place in the procurement of medicines and medical equipment.

ACB sleuths went to the senior TDP leader’s residence at Tekkali in Srikakulam district in the early hours of Friday and took him away.

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