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Top Bureaucrats In TS Escape Criminal Prosecution:- As the recommendations of the Anti-Corruption Bureau for criminal prosecution have been dismissed by the Telangana state government, at least 50 tainted bureaucrats have got away scot-free. Their cases have either been closed or they have been referred to less rigorous forums.
The TS Anti-Corruption Bureau revealed this information in an RTI reply to retired IFS official M. Padmanabha Reddy.
At least 14 cases in which first information reports (FIRs) were registered have been closed and in four cases action has been dropped completely in the past two years. Other cases have been referred for “department action”, “tribunal disciplinary proceedings” and to “commissioner of inquiries”.
Among those who have gone scot-free are Inspectors of police, revenue officials, deputy collectors, sub-registrars, Transco engineers, city planners and assistant commercial tax officers (ACTOs). The FIRs have been closed against Jagitial forest range officer A. Vija-yanand Rao, Vanastha-lipuram inspector Y. Venkat Reddy, Langer Houz sub-inspector B. Srinivasa Rao, and head constable A. Ashok Reddy.
FIRs have also been closed against senior assistant of excise department Ramesh Lankapally, junior assistant, land revenue, Warangal, N. Prasad, head constable D. Iylaiah, Warangal Urban inspector K. Shiva Samba Reddy, and Medak panchayat raj department officer M. Veerabhadra-iah.
Adilabad excise superintendent A. Vijay Bhaskar Reddy, Dr D. Seshagiri Rao of medical and health services, land revenue inspector D. Srinivas Reddy, civil supplies deputy collector A. Ramu and Yalal mandal revenue attender B. Anjaneyulu are the others who have benefited from the state’s generosity.
Instead of criminal action, the case of commercial taxes officer G.S. Srinivas of Kamareddy has been referred for department action. The case of ACTO G. Prabhakar of Warangal has been referred to the Commissioner of Inquiries. The case of deputy chief engineer of the Sriramsagar Project, U. Annamnaidu, has been transferred to Andhra Pradesh.
The cases of joint sub-registrar S. Sahadev, sub-registrar Vanaja Kumari and senior entomologist N. Srinivasulu have been referred for departmental inquiry, according to available information.