Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) V. Dinesh Reddy, against whom a CBI probe is pending on charges of acquiring disproportionate assets, retired from service on Monday.

Mr. Reddy, who was accorded a ceremonial farewell on superannuation, took the salute at the Parade Grounds at Central Police Lines in Amberpet, Hyderabad.

A division bench of Justice Ashutosh Mohanta and Justice D Seshadri Naidu at the Andhra Pradesh High Court had on Sunday rejected Mr. Reddy’s house motion plea seeking extension of his term for one more year (till the end of September 2014), against the decision of Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) which had refused to grant him interim relief to continue as the Head of the State Police Force till the end of September 2014.

It is learnt that ACB Director General B Prasada Rao is the front runner to replace Mr. Reddy as the new DGP.

Earlier, addressing the police personnel, Mr. Reddy said the strength of police force has crossed the one lakh mark and reached 1,29,578.

’Dial 100’ - a centralised system on the lines of an emergency response agency like ‘911’ in the United States of America was launched as a part of several people friendly steps that also included sub-controls for assistance to public, he said.

“The challenge of ongoing agitations (over bifurcation of state) is met with restrain but in a highly effective manner,” Mr. Reddy said, adding the state police also achieved great success on the anti-naxal front within and outside Andhra Pradesh.