Andhra CM wanted me to say bifurcation would help Maoists, former state DGP says

‘CM pressurised me to give permission to APNGO meeting’
‘His brother asked me favors in settlements’
‘He back stabbed and humiliated me’

– Dinesh Reddy bombed on Kirankumar Reddy

Oct 8, 2013, 02.08 PM IST

HYDERABAD: It was an all out attack on chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy. A week after demitting office, former DGP V Dinesh Reddy on Tuesday charged that Kiran was a backstabber and a betrayer who wanted the police chief to publicly state that bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh would strengthen the Maoists.

“But I did not. Similarly, I did not want to give permission for the APNGOs public meeting at LB Stadium in Hyderabad but the CM intervened and told me to accord permission for the same. He also pulled me up for requesting the Centre for additional central forces in the Seemandhra region after the July 30 announcement on Telangana by the CWC,”

Dinesh Reddy said.

The former DGP summoned the media here on Tuesday morning and virtually launched a broadside against Kiran Kumar Reddy.

“His brother, Santosh Kumar Reddy, requested me on several occasions to intervene and settle certain land disputes in his favour. I refused. He would repeatedly ask me to give certain postings to some officers named by him but I did not oblige. On the other hand, he would sit on for months on the postings I send to him for clearance,”

Dinesh Reddy said.

On the Maoist issue, the former DGP said the CM had wanted him to issue a public statement to the effect that bifurcation of the state would strengthen the Maoists in both the states. “This happened before the July 30 announcement in Delhi. But I did not oblige him,” Dinesh Reddy said.

The former DGP claimed that he was promised an extension by Kiran Kumar Reddy but was later denied by him. “The CM humiliated me, betrayed me and backstabbed me by issuing my superannuation order two days before my retirement. Had he given me enough indication before hand that I would not get extension, I would have exited the scene gracefully,” Dinesh Reddy said.

Without naming either the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case or AP IPS officer and intelligence DIG N Balasubramanyam (who has been charged with murder in the case by the CBI), Dinesh Reddy said: “I sent a report to the CM suggesting that a certain IPS officer linked to a certain case was in a sensitive position and that he should be replaced. However, the reply I got from Kiran Kumar Reddy, after he sat on the report for two months, was that there was no need to shift that officer from that position.”

-Courtesy Times of India, Hyderabad