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Why was Prasada Rao posted as ACB chief?

The posting of senior IPS officer B Prasad Rao as the director general of Anti-Corruption Bureau, thereby superseding Additional DGP D Boobathi Babu has evoked sharp criticism from all quarters as the latter was going strong against the liquor syndicates.

Though nobody can question the government to appoint a DGP rank officer as the ACB chief, one wonders why it has chosen only Prasada Rao.

The answer to this question is simple: Prasada Rao had been the Managing Director of Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) till the other day. And he was directly answerable to Transport Minister and Pradesh Congress Committee president Botsa Satyanarayana.

And the ACB had been particularly targeting Botsa’s liquor syndicates in Vizianagaram district and Boobathi Babu was almost getting ready to arrest Botsa in the liquor scam. So, Botsa had no other option to see that an officer loyal to him is posted in the ACB in order to save his skin. And there is no better person than Prasada Rao, who was working in his department, to head the ACB. That is how Prasada Rao could make it to the top post in the ACB. All is well that ends well for Botsa!

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