While Income-Tax searches on properties of labour minister Ch. Malla Reddy, the founder of the Malla Reddy group of institutions, concluded on Thursday, high drama reigned, with I-T officials filing a case against Malla Reddy and his family, claiming that attempts were made to obstruct them from carrying out their duties, and minister's younger son Bhadra Reddy filing a complaint against the I-T officials on charges of extortion.
On a day of high drama, Bhadra Reddy filed a complaint against Ratnakar, deputy director (Investigations), Income-Tax, Hyderabad, in the early hours of Thursday, alleging that he had forcefully taken signatures on some documents from Malla Reddy's elder son Mahender Reddy while he was in hospital receiving treatment. On the basis of this complaint, a case was filed against Ratnakar under Section 384 of the IPC (extortion).
On the other hand, Ratnakar, the I-T official, filed a complaint with the Bowenpally police, alleging that Malla Reddy and his family members obstructed their duties. Cases were booked against the minister under various sections of the Indian Penal Code. According to K. Ravi Kumar, inspector of Bowenpally, both cases have been registered as Zero FIRs and transferred to Dundigal Police Station because the incident falls under its jurisdiction....