HYDERABAD: Expressing concern over the safety of her husband, who is in the custody of Andhra Pradesh Police, Malavika, wife of notorious red sanders smuggler Kollam Gangi Reddy, alleged here on Saturday that police and officials in Andhra are conspiring to kill her husband in a fake encounter.
The AP government has foisted cases against my husband just because he was a close associate of late Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy, she charged. Malavika, who takes care of Gangi Reddy’s business, shot off a four-page letter to Governor ESL Narasimhan on Saturday urging him to shift her husband to Chanchalguda prison in Telangana to save his life.
Speaking to media persons here on Saturday, Malavika said Gangi Reddy had visited various countries on business work last year. After he went abroad, the AP government foisted cases against Gangi Reddy, she alleged.
“Though the courts acquitted him in the case pertaining to the attempt to murder Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu at Alipiri in 2003, the TDP chief is trying to settle scores by foisting cases,” she alleged.
“The AP government and police have brought my husband Gangi Reddy from Mauritius intentionally. DGP J V Ramudu has claimed that Gangi Reddy is involved in 28 cases in AP but my husband is involved only in one or two cases. All the remaining cases were booked to harass him mentally and physically as he was a close associate of former Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhar Reddy,” Malavika claimed. Stating that she met her husband recently at Kadapa central jail, Malavika said the police have threatened Gangi Reddy to admit to the charges. “He informed me that police were threatening him at gun point to admit to the charges,” she claimed.
Expressing fears that the police might kill her husband, Malavika demanded that Reddy be shifted to a Telangana jail. “I strongly believe that police will kill my husband in an fake encounter while shifting from jail to the court. The governor should intervene to save his life, she said.