CBI begins probe into DGP’s assets
CBI Begins Probe Into Assets Case Against DGP V Dinesh Reddy : As per the Supreme Court directive, the CBI on Wednesday started its investigation into the assets owned by the AP police chief V Dinesh Reddy.
Hyderabad: As per the Supreme Court directive, the CBI on Wednesday started its investigation into the assets owned by the AP police chief V Dinesh Reddy. The federal agency had initiated a preliminary inquiry following allegations that the 1977-batch Andhra Pradesh cadre IPS officer had amassed properties which were disproportionate to his known sources of income, CBI sources said in New Delhi on Wednesday. The apex court bench comprising justices B S Chauhan and S A Bobde had directed the CBI to conduct the probe and file its report within four weeks.
The bench passed an order based on a plea of Umesh Kumar, an IPS officer, who filed the complaint against the DGP by allegedly forging the signature of an MP, M A Khan. “There was substance in the allegation filed against Reddy so a probe is needed on the complaint, even though it may be forged or fabricated, but the sale deeds annexed along with the same, though illegally collected by someone, have been found to be valid.” the bench said.
"It becomes evident that in case there is some substance in the allegations and material exists to substantiate the complicity of the applicant (Reddy), the case is to be examined in its full conspectus and the proceedings should not be quashed only on the ground that the same had been initiated with mala fides to wreak vengeance or to achieve an ulterior goal," the bench had said.