Me and my wife only own seven-and-half acres land: AP DGP

Last Updated: Fri, Sep 20, 2013 06:12 hrs

Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh DGP V Dinesh Reddy today said he along with his wife owned only seven-and-half acres pertaining to eight sale deeds out of the 542 deeds (1,500 acres) mentioned in a petition filed by a senior IPS officer against him in the Supreme Court.

In the backdrop of CBI starting a probe against Reddy on allegations of acquiring disproportionate assets, the AP Police chief clarified, "these 800 odd pages pseudonymous petition (filed by the IPS officer Umesh Kumar) contains 542 sale deeds pertaining to 1,500 acres of land belonging to others not connected to me. Out of them only eight sale deeds pertaining to seven-and-half acres belong to us (he and his wife)."

"The petition was sent to Union Home Secretary about 2-3 months before I was to be appointed as DGP in June 2011," the DGP said.

"An investigation by AP CID found Umesh Kumar had forged the signature of Rajya Sabha MP M A Khan on his letterhead, levelling allegations against me," Reddy claimed.

Subsequently, the CID filed a chargesheet and charged Kumar and two others with forging the letter of the Rajya Sabha member and the case is currently on in a criminal court here, he said.

The Apex Court on September 6 ordered a CBI probe against Dinesh Reddy for allegedly amassing disproportionate assets along with his wife and slammed the state government for not conducting any probe against Reddy when copy of a complaint against him was forwarded by the Centre.

A bench of justices B S Chauhan and S A Bobde directed the CBI to conduct the probe and file a status report within four weeks.