Justice B. Chandra Kumar of the Andhra Pradesh High Court did not appreciate the half-baked inquiry against a retired police officer and ordered a full-fledged probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation.
The judge was allowing a writ petition filed by Durga Rao, a former employee of the Vigilance and Enforcement Cell in the erstwhile Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad.
The petitioner had made complaint against Anjaiah, Additional Superintendent of Police in V&E, MCH presently Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation.
An inspector from the Anti-Corruption Bureau conducted the inquiry and the case was closed, following which the writ was filed.
The petitioner contended that the Inspector did not even record his statement.
Mr. Durga Rao made serious allegations against Mr. Anjaiah and the judge called for the records.
The judge observed that the enquiry by the Inspector was one-sided and that it could not be termed a full-fledged enquiry. The enquiry reports were not submitted to the court.
The investigation must be entrusted to an officer not below the rank of SP in the CBI, the judge said and directed the Joint Director of CBI, Hyderabad, to register a case against the retired Additional SP and conduct a thorough probe.