Sensation in AP politics: TDP senior MLA Atchen Naidu arrested in ESI Scam!

In an early morning operation on Friday, June 12, 2002, , the Andhra Pradesh Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) sleuths conducted raids on senior TDP MLA and former labour minister K Atchen Naidu and arrested him.

He was arrested for his alleged involvement in ESI scam while he was labour minister in previous Chandrababu Naidu government.

Atchen Naidu was arrested from his residence in Visakhapatnam.

He was reportedly shifted to Vijayawada and likely to be produced before the ACB Court today later in the day. He is likely to be remanded to judicial custody and sent to be jail tomorrow.

The sudden development created sensation in Andhra politics as Atchen Naidu is known to be the vocal critic of Jagan, his family members and YSRCP.

Atchen Naidu is facing allegations of siphoning off crores of rupees of public money by indulging in irregularities in awarding ESI contracts to a firm of his choice without calling for open tenders, while he was labour minister in TDP government in 2016.