ACB Additional Director K Srinivasa Reddy relieved
April 6, 2012 - Hyderabad
The four-day drama surrounding the transfer of Additional Director of Anti-Corruption Bureau K Srinivasa Reddy came to an end after he was relieved by his boss. The State government has rejected the letter of Director General of ACB D Boobathi Babu seeking the retention of Srinivasa Reddy in view of the ongoing liquor scam investigation.
The state government has served a letter on Boobathi Babu to relieve Srinivasa Reddy immediately. Following the relieving, Srinivasa Reddy will now join as Inspector General of coastal security. Talking to reporters while returning home in the evening, Srinivasa Reddy expressed no regrets ion being relieved. He expressed hope that the ACB will meet with the deadline of April 16 set by the Andhra Pradesh High Court to submit an interim report on the liquor scam.
Meanwhile, an all party delegation met with Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy and urged him to revoke transfer of Srinivasa Reddy. The delegation comprised of K Narayana of Communist Party of India (CPI), Motkupalli Narasimhulu (TDP), K Srinivasa Rao (Lok Satta), V Lakshmana Reddy of Anti Liquor Monitoring Committee, J Venkateshwarlu of CPI(M) and Aruna Jyothi (BJP). They expressed concern that the change will water down the evidence gathered on the ministers in the running of liquor shops so far. However, Chief Minister assured them that there is no dearth of ACB officials with integrity.
Following Srinivasa Reddy's transfer, it is learnt that the ACB Director General D Boobathi Babu has gone on a leave. He is said to have submitted his leave application to Chief Secretary and the same was approved.