Hyderabad: Hyderabad Police have booked a case under multiple-criminal charges against three IAS and IPS officers, all retired, for misuse of powers and creating a ‘fake’ report which was subsequently submitting to the Secretary of Government of India. The case was booked on January 9th 2020 following a court order.

The accused in the case include IAS A.Vidhya Sagar–(rtd), IAS K Rathna Prabha–(rtd), IAS S.V Prasad –(rtd), former DGP of united Andhra Pradesh IPS Dinesh Reddy(rtd), IPS - C S R K L N Raju and IPS P. K Mohanty (both retired). All have served in various capacities during the undivided AP regime and held pump posts.

The facts of the case are, complainant B. Vattasala of Ramyapally- Peddagollapally alleged irregularities committed by the above mentioned public servants. “With a common intention, the six officers created a false report to save officer A Vidhya Sagar from disciplinary action from the government. He (referring to the former Principal Secretary Vidhya Sagar ) misused his caste and booked a false case under SC/ST Act against me ’, Vattasala said.

The complainant earlier approached the then Chief Secretary(CS) IAS S V Prasad against A Vidhya Sagar and K Rathna Prabha for they alleged misuse of powers. “ The former CS did not act upon my complainant and further destroyed evidence. In 2013, the GOI asked Chief Secretary to give submit a factual report against the alleged misuse of powers however for a year no reply was given . Unfortunately, IPS P K Mohanty(rtd) then submitted a report but had zero connection to the complainant and turned out to be a bogus and fabricated content’ Vattasala alleged.

According to the FIR issued, the report submitted by then CS P K Mohanty drew remarks. The government further issued a memo asking the then Director General of Police IPS Dinesh Reddy (rtd) seeking factual report. However, the second report turned in favour of the babus.

Acting upon a court order, The Saifabad police booked a case under section 201(Causing disappearance of evidence of offence), 203 (Giving false information ),204(Destruction of document to prevent its production as evidence), 213 (Taking gift, etc-to screen an offender from punishment), 193 r/w, 120 b (Whoever is a party to a criminal conspiracy to commit an offence punishable with death) of Indian Penal Code and 153(3) CrPC, against the six public servants.

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