The Devil Reddy

 The Devil Reddy

He is a vulture. He is a fiend. He is a devil. He is like that because he has god fathers. At least, he boasts like that. He is none other than Assistant Commissioner of Police, Y Narsimha Reddy.

Police circles in Telangana state capital widely whisper that a high ranking politician in power has spoken to his counterpart in Telangana to see that Narsimha Reddy is posted as the Assistant Commissioner of Police of Malkajgiri sub-division in Rachakonda police commissionerate.

Sources in Rachakonda police say that he would be waiting like a vulture for land disputes. Habitually, he specializes in being friends with accused in land disputes and crushes the complainants and victims by hook or crook.

This police officer, who feels he is the law, protected all the accused in a case of atrocities on dalits causing grave injustice to the victims. Sources in Rachakonda police say that the ACP did so because of two reasons – one is that all the accused except one are from his own community and the other reason is the obvious one, that he had a secret deal with the accused.

This case is related to crime number 87 of 2020 of Medipally police station, which comes under Malkajgiri sub-division. Being DSP rank official, Narsimha Reddy automatically became the investigation officer in the case.

The complainant, a dalit woman, stated in her complaint that the accused persons in collusion with the then Tahsildar of Ghatkesar Mandal, dispossessed her from her house site in survey numbers 315, 316 & 317 of Pratapa Singaram village in Ghatkesar Mandal, by way of fraudulent entries in the revenue records and availing Rytu Bandhu benefit on the strength of the fraudulent revenue records.

The dalit woman submitted a crucial piece of evidence, a report by the present Tahsildar, N. Vijaya Lakshmi, vide Lr.No.B/343/2018, dt. 03.01.2020 addressed to the District Collector, Medchal-Malkajgiri District, stating that there is no agriculture land in survey numbers 315, 316 & 317 of Pratapa Singaram village in Ghatkesar Mandal and that the land is covered by house plots.

This piece of evidence was enough to arrest all the accused for which the ACP does not even need permission from higher authorities. However, the vulture he is, Narsimha Reddy summoned the complainant and the private persons among the accused to  his office at the same time, where he threatened the dalit woman with dire consequences if she did not settle the case with the accused on the latter’s terms and conditions.

The dalit woman was so terrified by the fiend that she simply gave up her fight and did not protest when the devil like ACP sent a notice to her saying that he had filed a report in the court referring the case as civil nature.

The ACP convinced Rachakonda police commissioner, Mahesh Bhagwath that he was right in referring the case as civil nature. Sources said the ACP had assured the accused that the police commissioner will not go into detail because according to him the police commissioner is always busy in guiding students and getting felicitated by one or the other and is fond of getting praised.   

Apart from that, the ACP always boasts and it is widely believed that his political god father keeps a tab on the Telangana Director General of Police, M Mahender Reddy from taking any action against Narsimha Reddy.

Well known for interfering in civil disputes, Narsimha Reddy was accused of committing offences punishable under sections 149 (Member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object), 354 (Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 357 (Assault or criminal force in attempt wrongfully to confine a person), 340 (Wrongful confinement), 342 (Punishment for wrongful confinement), 390 (Robbery), 391 (Dacoity), 427 (Mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees), 441 (Criminal trespass), 447 (Punishment for criminal trespass), 452 (House-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrong­ful restraint), 506 (Punishment for criminal intimidation) read with Section 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of Indian Penal Code.

Interestingly, Narsimha Reddy himself had to register the case (Crime No. 444 of 2009) when he was working as Station House Officer of Miyapur police station in Cyberabad police ommissionerate in 2009 on the order of IX Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Kukatpally. The complainant had to approach the court as Narsimha Reddy was supporting a land mafia group.

Subsequently, the complainant approached High Court to see that the investigation in the case is carried out by some other office having competent jurisdiction as Narsimha Reddy himself was accused in the case. From this, it becomes clear that this police officer has a great taste of supporting the accused and he can go to any extent.

Surprisingly, the police bosses did not take any disciplinary action against Narsimha Reddy despite his nefarious acts. Instead, he got plum postings throughout his career apparently because of the blessings from his god fathers.

The ACP while working as Station House Officer of Uppal, is also learnt to have snatched a building from a NRI family at a throwaway price by keeping them under threat of implicating in a case of dowry death.

Meanwhile, sources in the police department said he has made huge investments in a bar and restaurant in Uppal and three huge warehouses in Bowenpally. He also owns a huge bungalow in Mahendra Hills and circulates crores of rupees of his ill-gotten money through a notorious offender named Ashok Patil.

The ACP has connections with Ashok Patil from the days when the latter used to run dance bar named The Forest in Himayathnagar. Patil is currently hiding after duping several people to the tune of crores of rupees in the name of Gayathri Jewellers. It is said Narasimha Reddy, with his enormous influence is protecting Patil from his creditors.

Further, this ACP along with another colleague has helped a Deputy Inspector General of Police acquire a huge mansion in Mahendra Hills, close to his own benami property. The DIG is learnt to have acquired the huge property with his ill-gotten money and recently sold it away for around Rs. 4 crore.

However, following scores of complaints against the ACP, the top brass finally acted as a result the Anti-Corruption Bureau carried out raids on different locations related to Narsimha Reddy. It is said the ACB sleuths unearthed disproportionate assets worth over Rs. 75 crore during the raids and the disproportionate assets may double by the time the investigation ends.

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