Anti-Corruption Bureau sleuths raided the residence and ten other properties owned by G Narsimha Reddy, Additional Superintendent of Police (Law and order), Siddipet district of Telangana.

Hours after the early Wednesday raids, ACB sleuths unearthed illegal wealth in the form of Chit funds and properties to a tune of Rs 4 crore. All of which are disproportionate to his legal source of income. The searches are likely to continue on Thursday (December 16) and subsequently conclude on the black wealth he amassed.

How did Siddipet’s Additional SP G Narsimha Reddy fell in ACB’s radar?

Assistant Sub-Inspector K Narasimha of Rachakonda commissionerate in the city immolated himself on November 22, killing himself. The ASI alleged that he was being harassed by the then Balapur Inspector P Saidulu, which led him to take the extreme step.

After the tragic death of the ASI, Anti-Corruption Bureau sleuths began an undercover operation to detect illegalities within the Telangana police department. During the probe, the officials stumbled upon the properties owned by Additional SP G Narsimha Reddy, which were disproportionate to his salary. This discovery blew the lid off.

On further enquiry, they found that the officer had amassed wealth throughout his service before he was booked serving as Additional SP at Siddipet. “He looked for ways to earn money and demanded bribes from accused as well as victims in certain cases. The man owns two houses, one at Shaikpet in Hyderabad and another in Siddipet,” said a source. Since then, the Additional SP has been on ACB radar, as they were also acting upon various complainants filed against him.

A case of disproportionate assets to the lawful sources of income was registered against Govindu Narsimha Reddy under Section 13 (1) (b) r/w 13 (2) of Prevention of Corruption Act. The sleuths found that he owned vast assets acquired via corrupt and dubious means.

ACB officers held the searches at the office and residential premises of the cop at Siddipet, Hyderabad, Mahabubnagar, Shadnagar, Ayyavariapalle and other locations.

Before he was promoted as ASP cadre, Narasimha Reddy, served as Deputy Commissioner of Police ( Law and Order), Siddipet. The accuse cop is a 1996 batch Sub-inspector of Police officer, was promoted to Inspector rank in 2007. Six years later, he was promoted the cadre of DSP.

Andhra Pradesh:

Concurrently, raids were conducted against B. Subba Reddy, Sub inspector of Police, Sri City Hi-Tech of Chittoor district. He was trapped by the Sleuths of Anti Corruption Bureau – AP while demanding bribe of bribe of Rs 1 lakh from the complainant, M. Mastan Naidu of Sullurupeta Town. The SI demanded bribe for an official favour i.e. to delete the complainant who is accused in a crime. He was arrested and produced before the special court for ACB cases.

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