Days after the Supreme Court directed the CBI to initiate a probe against Andhra Pradesh police chief V Dinesh Reddy for allegedly amassing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income,the investigating agency has registered a preliminary enquiry into the matter. A CBI team has been sent to Andhra Pradesh to carry out the field work,said officials.
Sources said details of the preliminary enquiry has also been shared with the state government and it is up to the administration to take action against Reddy,a 1977-batch Andhra Pradesh cadre IPS officer. The move comes after the SC directed the CBI to probe and file a status report within four weeks in connection with the plea filed by Umesh Kumar,an IPS officer who filed the complaint against the DGP by allegedly forging the signature of an MP,M A Khan.
The Bench said probe is needed into the complaint although it may be forged or fabricated as there was substance in the allegations against Reddy. It said,Eventhough the complaint was bogus,however,the sale deeds annexed along with the same,though illegally collected by someone,have not been found to be fabricated documents.