Special Officer of Tirupati Devasthanam transferred
Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh Government
today transferred a special officer of Tirumala Tirupati
Devasthanam for allegedly being involved in the temple's
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