'Dinesh-Umesh row didn’t befit their positions'

HYDERABAD: The High Court on Friday termed the tussle between senior IPS officer Umesh Kumar and DGP V Dinesh Reddy as unfortunate. Dealing with a criminal petition on the matter, justic

Published: 28th January 2012 03:26 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:23 PM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: The High Court on Friday termed the tussle between senior IPS officer Umesh Kumar and DGP V Dinesh Reddy as unfortunate.

Dealing with a criminal petition on the matter, justice Ramesh Ranganathan said the allegations made against each other did not befit their positions.

Public prosecutor Vinod Kumar Deshpande said the government had been taking steps to check corruption by public servants and some IAS officers were even arrested in this regard.

Intervening, the judge commented usually lower-level staff are trapped in cases of corruption. “But not one senior officer is convicted. Those (referring to IAS officers) who are arrested are in judicial remand but not convicted. The less said, the better,” he told the public prosecutor.

Reading out the contents of the charge sheet filed by the CB-CID, Umesh Kumar’s counsel P Nageswar Rao said there was no mention of `cheating’ in the charges made against his client. His client’s computer was used by Sunil Reddy, accused number one, who turned approver, to fabricate  letters purported to have been written by Congress MP MA Khan and Banjara Seva Samithi to target Dinesh Reddy.

The judge posted the case to Monday for further hearing.

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