The Crime Investigation Department that is investigating six cases involving gangster M. Bhanu Kiran, has found that the Central Crime Station, which handled the cases initially, goofed up.
A land case booked against Bhanu, who is wanted for killing factionist Maddelacheruvu Suri, was watered down as the complainant, Mr Sudheer Reddy, said he is not interested in pursuing the case. Mr Reddy, a landlord from Maheswaram, had lodged a complaint with CCS alleging that Bhanu had forced him to register 5.15 acres at Pendyal in Maheswaram mandal, worth crores of rupees, in Bhanu’s name.
The CCS booked a case of extortion and criminal intimidation against Bhanu after Suri’s murder. But later it recorded Mr Reddy’s statement that he wanted to withdraw the case. “Once the FIR is filed, the case is between the state and the accused. Recording a statement of withdrawal of the case is something fishy. It is unusual.
CCS investigators should not have done this. We are going to pursue this case strongly along with other cases, including murder,” a CID official said. The CID will write a letter to the Stamps and Registration Department to cancel the registration sale deed in Bhanu’s name. It is also verifying whether Mr Reddy is facing threat from Bhanu. Deccan Chronicle