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Apr 07, 2012 at 02:38pm IST

Andhra Pradesh liquor scam: Protests erupt after probe team chief transferred

New Delhi: Protests erupted in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday after the officer heading the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) probe team into the liquor scam in the state was transferred.

Sources say that Director General of the ACB D Bhoobati applied for a long leave in protest against the transfer of Additional Director K Srinivas Reddy.

Online campaigns too have picked up in favour of Reddy. Support messages flooded social websites like Facebook and Twitter.

Meanwhile, Opposition parties allege that Reddy is under tremendous pressure from ministers who are accused in the scam.