Corrupt ASI’s tentacles spread to Hyderabad


Malkajgiri resident latest victim

In the latest revelation of corrupt ASI B. Mohan Reddy’s misdeeds, yet another victim has lodged a complaint with the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) authorities in the town on Wednesday, alleging that the suspended cop had snatched away property worth over ₹7 crore located in Hyderabad.

R. Chandra Mohan, a resident of Geethanagar in Malkajgiri of Hyderabad, said he took loan amount of ₹40 lakh from Mohan Reddy in the year 2009 through a mediator. The loan was taken at an interest of 5% by mortgaging his house, which measured 700 square yards. In what has become a familiar story about the suspended ASI, Mr. Chandra Mohan said that despite paying more than ₹60 lakh, he was not given any receipts to acknowledge the repayment.

During this period, Mohan Reddy had forcefully acquired rights of sale and general power of attorney over the property. Mr. Chandra Mohan, a former employee of HMT in Balanagar, said that in 2010, the property was registered in favour of Mohan Reddy’s relatives. When he asked the ASI for the documents, he was threatened with dire consequences and was demanded ₹1 crore to return them.

Mr. Chandra Mohan, a close associate of Home Minister Nayini Narasimha Reddy, had approached the latter, who called the cop to settle the issue, but to no avail. Mr. Chandra Mohan stated in the complaint that his mother, brother and sister died due to the mental agony of losing the property.

As the ACB has been recovering properties snatched away by the corrupt cop, Mr. Chandra Mohan approached the ACB in the town on Wednesday. ACB Additional SP T Sudarshan Goud said a criminal case would be registered in Hyderabad limits and action would be taken accordingly.

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