Days after her father was detained by the police in a “highhanded manner”, Cantonment MLA P Shankar Rao’s daughter Sushmitha on Wednesday approached the Musheerabad police seeking action against chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, DGP V Dinesh Reddy and Alwal division assistant commissioner of police G Ganesh Reddy for the ill-treatment of her father.
Sushmitha, in her complaint, also named the entire police team, numbering around 40, who came to the legislator’s house and whisked him away in his lungi. She wanted action against all of them under various counts including criminal conspiracy, criminal trespass and attempt to murder.
Saying that the action against her father was fuelled by the grudge held against him by the CM and others, Sushmitha said: “My father is playing an active role in exposing the corrupt activities of several influential people. In view of this, Kiran Kumar Reddy, Dinesh Reddy and others have conspired to eliminate him,” she said in the complaint.
Regarding the chief minister, Sushmitha said Shankar Rao had taken up the issue of red sanders smuggling involving Kiran Kumar to the court. “The CM had been pressurising my father to withdraw the case but he did not. This led to Kiran Kumar bearing a grudge against him,” she told Express.
She suspected that Dinesh Reddy had turned against him as Rao had filed an RTI application seeking the property details of V Kamala Reddy, the DGP’s wife. “Though the petition was filed under the RTI Act in August last year, there was no response from the other side. On January 31 afternoon, my father wrote to the principal secretary (home) T P Das reminding him about the petition seeking information about the assets of Kamala Reddy in the GHMC limits and 23 other districts. Within two hours, the police swooped down on our home,” she said.
Sushmitha said her father had also complained before the Lokayukta against Ganesh Reddy about important documents going missing from his house after a search earlier. The case is likely to come up in April.