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ACB launches toll free No 1064

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The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has launched a toll free number 1064 to mark the launching of the International Anti-Corruption Week celebrations here on Wednesday.

Anti-Corruption Week celebrations begin

Vijayawada: The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has launched a toll free number 1064 to mark the launching of the International Anti-Corruption Week celebrations here on Wednesday. The week will conclude on December 9.
ACB DSP V Gopala Krishna, CIs Naga Raju (right) and Srinivas (left) releasing posters of the Anti-Corruption Week in Vijayawada on Wednesday Photo: HANS
Addressing media persons at the ACB office here, DSP V Gopala Krishna said that several programmes would be organised during the week to sensitise people regarding the evil effects of corruption in society. As part of the week, awareness among people would be created on the functioning of the ACB and its role in eradication of corruption in government offices. “Zero per cent Corruption and 100 per cent Development’ is the theme of this year’s Anti-Corruption Week,” he said. “Corruption is rampant in the present day society. People alone can bring about a social change. If they provide information about corrupt officials, the ACB will take immediate action. The people’s cooperation is necessary for the ACB to curb corruption. The Prevention of Corruption Act ensures the safety and security of a witness.

People can complain to the ACB about corrupt officials without fear. The identity of informants will be kept secret,” Gopala Krishna said.

“The ACB has made a proposal for setting up a special court to try corruption cases in Rajahmundry covering East Godavari and West Godavari districts. The conviction rate in ACB cases is high as it deals with corruption cases efficiently. There are about 200 corruption cases in Krishna district, he informed.

The DSP released posters and pamphlets on Anti-Corruption Week celebrations. He urged the educational institutions to conduct essay-writing and elocution competitions for students on corruption during the week to promote awareness among people about the need to eradicate the social evil.

ACB Circle Inspector Naga Raju and others were present.

People asked to help root out corruption
Ongole: ACB DSP Murthy said the objective of the department was to ensure a corruption-free society.

To realise the goal, the ACB is observing International Anti-Corruption Week from December 3 to 9. The DSP released posters and stickers on the occasion to spread the campaign.

Speaking to the media here on Wednesday, the DSP called upon people to pass on information to the department if any government officials or staff were indulging in corruption. He assured that names of people who lodge complaints with the ACB would be kept confidential.

The ACB sleuths would lay a trap and catch the corrupt officials, he said. Murthy appealed to people to extend their cooperation to the department to establish a corruption-free society.

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