Special Officer of Tirupati Devasthanam transferred

Last Updated: Monday, August 30, 2010 - 21:38

Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh Government
today transferred a special officer of Tirumala Tirupati
Devasthanam for allegedly being involved in the temple`s
ticket scam.

A V Dharma Reddy, an Indian Defence Estate Service (IDES)
officer, has now been posted as Secretary of Andhra Pradesh
Information Commission in Hyderabad, a Government Order issued
by state Chief Secretary S V Prasad stated.

The employees` unions of the TTD have been demanding the
transfer of Dharma Reddy for past few days following the
alleged suicide of Suresh, a TTD employee.

The union leaders alleged that Suresh committed suicide
after being unable to bear the harassment by Dharma Reddy.

Alleging that Dharma Reddy was involved in the `Arjita
Seva` ticket scam and also in the suicide of Suresh, the
employees` union leaders demanded that the officer be
repatriated to his parent department.

Dharma Reddy, however, denied the allegations and
insisted that he had nothing to do with Suresh`s suicide.

Significantly, the transfer of Dharma Reddy came hours
after the Specified Authority, to run the TTD, assumed office
today.

PTI



First Published: Monday, August 30, 2010 - 21:38

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