A week after his retirement, former Andhra Pradesh DGP V. Dinesh Reddy on Tuesday said he was “betrayed and backstabbed” as he was not given an extension despite “assurances” from Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy.
“On several occasions I was assured by the Chief Minister himself that I will get an extension for another year,” he told reporters here.
“However, I felt humiliated that just two days prior to my superannuation, a notice was given to me on my retirement.”
Mr. Reddy, who is under CBI scanner on allegations of acquiring disproportionate assets, retired on September 30. Referring to the CBI probe against him, he said, “I have given CBI all the documents.”
Citing the reasons which he claimed led to his not getting extension, Mr. Reddy alleged that the Chief Minister’s brother Santosh Reddy contacted him on several occasions requesting to exert his influence in land disputes. “However, I did not entertain his requests,” he said. He claimed his statements about influence of Maoists in a bifurcated State while speaking to reporters in Delhi in July ahead of the announcement of creation of new Telangana State had “annoyed” the Chief Minister.
Mr. Reddy accused the Chief Minister of interfering in the postings of police officials by making recommendations.-- PTI