The Government on Tuesday dismissed the former Director General Police, V. Dinesh Reddy’s fusillade of charges against Chief Minister, N. Kiran Kumar Reddy as coming from a “frustrated” officer.
Finance Minister, Anam Ramnarayana Reddy told mediapersons that the allegations exposed the frustration of the former DGP whose appeal challenging Government’s decision to deny him extension of service was struck down even by the Supreme Court.
Accompanied by Social Welfare Minister Pithani Satyanarayana, the Finance Minister ridiculed the former DGP’s charge that Mr. Kiran Reddy had conspired to deny him extension. With his utterances, Mr. Dinesh Reddy exposed his own character and his reputation in his department and outside “as a man of bloated ego”.
Mr. Dinesh Reddy should not forget the fact that he was chosen as DGP over four other senior IPS officers as they had lesser tenure. “Will he say that Mr. Kiran Kumar Reddy had conspired to make him DGP,” he asked.
He recalled that Mr. Dinesh Reddy had to go unceremoniously as a majority of senior IPS officers kept away from the ceremonial parade accorded to him, knowing his temperament.
The AICC general secretary, Digvijay Singh said Mr. Dinesh Reddy could have gone to court if he had sufficient evidence. The PCC president, Botcha Satyanarayana preferred not to go beyond questioning him why the former DGP did not react when he was in service.
But some Opposition parties took a different line. Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MLA K.T. Rama Rao said Mr. Dinesh Reddy’s remarks against the Chief Minister had vindicated their allegations against the latter that he was conspiring against statehood to Telangana by leading the agitation in Seemandhra.
Demanding a CBI probe into the allegations, the TRS leader urged ministers from Telangana not to end up as betrayers by supporting CM.
State BJP president, G. Kishen Reddy too demanded a high level enquiry into the charges made by the former DGP. The party’s charge that the Chief Minister was behind the protests in Seemandhra have come true, he added.