KARIMNAGAR: A case related to the alleged money laundering by suspended CID ASI B Mohan Reddy is turning murkier with each passing day. Mohan, who was questioned by the CID for four days, revealed the names of several police officials, including that of an Additional Superintendent of Police rank officer, who invested money in his business. What more, he said more were involved.
“I will recollect their names and submit them to you,” Mohan told the investigators. He also revealed the names of two DSPs and a circle inspector who ‘supported’ him ‘departmentally and judicially.’ In his confession, which was filed before the First Class Judicial Magistrate, Karimnagar, on Monday by the CID and a copy of which is available with Express, Mohan said he had used his influence to get a posting in the Karimnagar rural police station in 2002 since there was a real estate boom in the area.
“During my tenure at Rural PS, Karimnagar, I did full-time real estate business setting aside my regular duties. I managed the inspector, SIs and superior officers. I earned more money through real estate,” he said.
In 2006, Mohan was caught by the ACB for possessing disproportionate assets but later, his suspension was revoked. Mohan further said, “The officers, who are working/worked in Karimnagar police and other places, used to give money to me to turnover them for 2 per cent interest. I would lend the money at 4 per cent interest rate to people.”
The list of officers who gave him money, as revealed by Mohan, includes Janardhan Reddy, Additional SP (admin) Karimnagar (about Rs 90 lakh). Further, Mohan revealed the links of elected representatives and businessmen. “On my recommendation, a businessman Kiran Rao had given Rs 3 crore as hand loan on interest through P Srinivas, a Home Guard, to Manohar Reddy, Peddapally MLA before 2014 elections,” he claimed.
When contacted, district SP D Joel Davis told Express that based on the confession, they would issue probe orders against the police officers named. He said they would take departmental action against Pudari Srinivas, Home Guard and that the CID will take action against Parusharamulu, a constable, who helped Mohan Reddy in his illegal business.
Meanwhile, it is learnt that Income Tax authorities are keenly watching the developments. Sources said the I-T department might confiscate assets of Mohan and his ‘benamis.’ It is learnt that a special auditor will be appointed to deal with the case.
Mohan’s Alleged Partners
■ Janardhan Reddy, Addl SP (Admin), Karimnagar, (Rs 90 lakh)
■ Rangaraju Bhasker Rao, presently working in Hyd (Rs 10 l)
■ Buchhi Ramulu, SIB intelligence, Karimnagar (Rs 20 lakh)
■ Sai Manohar, DSP previously worked as CI in K’nagar (Rs 35 lakh)
■ R Prakash, CI, CID, Karimnagar (Rs 20 lakh)
■ Shankar Singh, HC, I town Karimnagar (Rs 10 lakh)
■ Ch Mallaiah, Inspector vigilance, electricity, K’ngar (Rs 20 lakh)
How He was Caught
Karimnagar II Town police registered cases against Mohan Reddy under Section 306 of the IPC and Sections 3, 5 of the AP Money Lenders Act (Telangana area) following the suicide of a principal of an educational institution who was unable to bear the harassment of Mohan Reddy. Mohan is lodged in Karimnagar district prison. In the past, Lok Satta Udyama Samstha had complained to the I-T department that Mohan had acquired Rs 200 crore illegally.