Three police officials S Malla Reddy, who was ACP, Ibrahimpatnam, Inspectors – Rambabu (Raidurgam) and S Srinivasulu (Nallakunta), appeared before the Jubilee Hills police on Wednesday in connection with the investigation of the murder of NRI businessman Ch Jayaram. Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) AR Srinivas said the officials were questioned based on the confession of Rakesh Reddy, who was arrested along with three others in the Jayaram murder case reported last month-end.
“We questioned them about their role and relationship with Rakesh Reddy who is a prime accused in the case. Their statements were recorded by the investigation officer,” said the DCP. According to the police, Malla Reddy said that Rakesh Reddy had called him once and he did not respond. Later, he called him back and Rakesh told over phone about some quarrel with one of his friends.
The police also found that Rakesh Reddy was into land settlements and several land-related documents were found in his possession. The DCP said that anyone, including police officials, if found to be connected with the case will not be spared and action as per the law will be initiated. He further said that Rakesh Reddy was in touch with leaders of various political parties but after the murder of Jayaram, he did not contact anyone. The police are in touch with Jayaram’s wife Padma Shree too.