Crime Investigation Department (CID) Additional Director-General of Police (ADGP) Govind Singh on Monday requested the Forum for Good Governance (FGG) Secretary M Padmanabha Reddy not to spread factually incorrect information in society.

Referring to the recent defamatory statements made by Reddy on the functioning of CID, Singh urged him to go by the facts and appreciate the good work done by CID officers and the staff. "Reddy obtained information under RTI for the period from June 2014 to April 2018. However, he was spreading rumors against CID without obtaining the latest information," Singh said.

At the time of bifurcation, there were only 396 cases. Currently, there are only 238 cases under investigation. "It is inappropriate to say that the pendency has increased," Singh said.

Refuting the allegations pertaining to CID's budget, he said the CID's budget is only Rs.3.50 crore.

The existing strength was only 544 including the staff in the Women Safety Wing and Fingerprint Bureau. It was never 820 as alleged by Reddy. The long-pending cases were mostly those which were stayed by the High Court issued, he said.

"We are making continuous efforts to get the stay vacated and expedite the probe to bring them to the logical conclusion," Singh said.

ADGP said mudslinging and tarnishing the image of CID would demoralize the officers, who are leaving no stone unturned in investigating the pending cases.

"When I assumed charge as ADGP in March 2017, 506 cases were under investigation. There are only 238 pending cases with us now," Singh added.

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