Hyderabad: The husband of a senior officer with the Anti Corruption Bureau here has on Monday accused his wife of having an illegal affair with a Circle Inspector and that they were staying together in the couple’s flat in Hyderabad for the last three days.
According to the Kukatpally Housing Board police, based on a complaint lodged by the officer’s husband, Surender Reddy, a case under Indian Penal Code sections pertaining to adultery, trespassing and criminal intimidation has been booked.
Madhapur Deputy Commissioner of Police Vishwa Prasad said the woman police officer, D. Sunitha Reddy, an Additional Superintendent of Police with the ACB, had married Surender Reddy in 2010. However, for the past two years, the couple had disputes with Reddy accusing the officer of having an illegal affair with Kalwakurthy Circle Inspector Y Mallikarjun Reddy.
“She met Mallikarjun Reddy during an investigation in 2015. Since then, they were moving very closely. Suspecting her behaviour, I checked her mobile phone and based on the conversations in WhatsApp and Messenger, I came to know that they were having an affair,” Surender Reddy told the police.
Tipped off by guard
The DCP said the complainant was not staying with his wife for the past 15 days. On Sunday, he was tipped off by the security guard of the apartment where their flat was, stating that both the CI and the woman officer were there.
“Along with Reddy, his mother-in-law, elder sister and a few other friends went to the flat. They came around at 11.30 pm but couldn’t find anybody. Again, they came back around 2.30 am and found the CI,” he said, adding that the Inspector was questioned and beaten up by the family members.
The KPHB police, who took up investigation, prepared a report and submitted it to the Nagarkurnool Superintendent of Police Surpreet Singh late on Monday evening.
“In the report, we have asked officials concerned to take disciplinary action against Mallikarjun Reddy,” Prasad said and added that CCTV footage and statements from the security guard were collected as part of evidence in the case.
“We were waiting for the report. After it is received, action will be taken against the CI,” a senior police official from Nagarkurnool said.