Telangana cop who amassed disproportionate assets worth Rs 70 crore arrested

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Reddy wass presented before a special court for ACB cases in the Nampally criminal court complex. After medical tests, he would be remanded in judicial custody.

Telangana police officer who amassed disproportionate assets worth Rs.70 crore has been arrested on Thursday, September 24, Hindustan Times reported.

The Anti-Corruption Bureau authorities in Hyderabad arrested Assistant Commissioner of Police, Yelamakuri Narasimha Reddy, a day after searches in about 25 locations in Hyderabad city and nearby towns in Telangana and parts of Andhra Pradesh unearthed the ill-gotten assets.

The ACB authorities produced Reddy, presently working as ACP in Malkajgiri under Rachakonda police commissionerate, before a special court for ACB cases in the Nampally criminal court complex. After medical tests, he would be remanded in judicial custody.

During these searches, the authorities recovered documents that showed that Reddy owned 55 acres of agricultural lands at Anantapur, four plots measuring 1960 square yards of land near Cyber Towers in Madhapur in Hyderabad, two other house plots, a four-storeyed commercial complex at Hafeezpet and two houses.

“The searches also found unaccounted Rs 15 lakh in cash, two bank lockers and investments in real estate and other businesses at Reddy’s residence,” according to an official release from ACB director general J Purna Chander Rao.

He said the ACB had conducted searches based on the reliable information that Reddy had acquired assets disproportionate to his lawful sources of income by indulging in corrupt practices and dubious means during his service as a public servant, the HT report said.

The searches went on till late on Wednesday night and the officials had examined and evaluated the documents recovered from the police officer. The agency has urged people to contact toll-free number 1064 in case of demand of bribe by any employee of the Police Department.

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