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Telangana: Addl DCP, 3 cops booked for extortion

Published Aug 14, 2017, 7:11 am IST
Updated Aug 14, 2017, 7:11 am IST
Inspector D. Durga Prasad, Additional DCP Pulinder Reddy and Sub Inspector G. Rajasekhar
 Inspector D. Durga Prasad, Additional DCP Pulinder Reddy and Sub Inspector G. Rajasekhar

Hyderabad: The Cyberabad police has booked a case against four policemen — Rachakonda Addl DCP T. Pulinder Reddy, ins-pector D. Durga Prasad, SI G. Rajashekar and constable Lakshminara-yana of the Raidurgam police station — on charges of kidnap, extortion, criminal trespass and criminal intimidation. 

A real estate agent Qaizer Bin Abu Bakr complained to Cyberabad commissioner Sandeep Shandilya that he had been assaulted by the cops on the orders of Mr Pulinder Reddy. The matter concerned Mr Pulinder Reddy’s daughter Aishwarya Reddy, who together with her partners Mr Abu Bakr and one Mr Abdullah had made an agreement to purchase 2.7 acres from a farmer in Muthangi village in Sangareddy district for Rs 1.1 crore.

A sum of Rs 10 lakh was paid and the balance was to be paid in 45 days. But when they did not pay up, the farmer sold the land for a better price and returned the advance amount to them.

Cops beat me up, says Abu Bakr
The case pertains to a real estate deal involving Rachakonda Additional DCP T. Pulinder Reddy’s daughter Aishwarya Reddy and partners Qaizer Bin Abu Bakr and one Mr Abdullah. Since Mr Abu Bakr had invested the money he kept the returns. Ms Reddy, however, demanded her share, but since she had no share, Mr Abu Bakr did not pay her. She lodged a complaint with the Raidurgam police and a case of cheating was registered against Abu Bakr on July 25.

The next day, SI Rajashekar and constable Lakshminarayana picked up Mr Abu Bakr from his home in Narsingi and brought him to the police station, where he was beaten by cops and forced to sign five blank cheques for Rs 60 lakh. He was then let off in the evening.

The next day, Mr Abu Bakr approached the Cyberabad Commissioner, who ordered an inquiry into the matter. Based on the inquiry report, a case has now been registered against the four cops.

Pulinder’s shady past
Additional DCP T. Pulinder Reddy, who was booked for kidnap and extortion, has a tainted past from the time he was ACP Traffic in Hyderabad. He assaulted a constable with a man pack, while in the city.

In the present case his daughter Aishwarya acted as proxy for him and on her behalf he tried to extort money from realtor Abu Bakr. He used her name as he cannot register the property in his name as that will land him in the ACB net. He was in the news for the first time in 2010 when he was ACP Traffic (Admin) in Hyderabad. He went to the office of the then Charminar Traffic ACP J. Satyanarayana when the latter was away and occupied his seat stating that he got an order. An argument broke out between the two forcing higher officials to initiate action against Pulinder. 

In 2013, while he was posted as additional DCP (Traffic), Cyberabad, he went to Chanchalguda prison to meet an official, and met mining baron Gali Janardhan Reddy, who was in the prison. Reports said that Pulinder Reddy accompanied one Ayaz Khan and Janardhan Reddy’s supporters to the prison. In 2014, he was attached to DGP's office.

Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad


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