Hyderabad: Cyberabad police have suspended Constable R Srikanth of Petbasheerabad police for allegedly taking bribe from a migrant worker who returned home from Maharashtra.
According to sources, Constable Srikanth was immediately attached to the Cyberabad commissionerate and an inquiry was initiated. After a report was submitted to the Commissioner, suspension orders were issued.
Pavan Kalyan, a resident of Kompally took to twitter informing that his father, who was working as a toddy tapper in Maharashtra had returned home. He was advised home quarantine as per the protocol.
Later Constable R Srikanth visited their home for an inquiry. After completing the process, he demanded Rs 500 from his father.
Though the family informed him that their financial situation was not good, he did not listen. After a long discussion, he forced Pavan Kalyan to transfer money through Phone Pay.
Later Pavan shared the screenshot of the PhonePay transaction and other details of the constable on Twitter.
మా నాన్న గారు కరోనా టెస్ట్ చేయించుకొని నిన్న మహారాష్ట్ర నుండి వచ్చారు. నేను ఈరోజు దగ్గరలో ఉన్న పెట్ బషీరాబాద్ పోలీస్ స్టేషన్ లో inform చేసాను. పెట్ బషీరాబాద్ పెట్రోలింగ్ కానిస్టేబుల్ సాయంత్రం 7:40pm కి ఇంటికి ఎంక్వైరీ కి వచ్చారు. వచ్చి ఎంక్వైరీ చేసినందుకు 500rs అడిగాడు pic.twitter.com/nEleypDWn0
— Pavan Kalyan ❄️ (@pavankalyan990) May 15, 2020
As the tweet went viral, Cyberabad police swung into action. Petbasheerabad Inspector M Mahesh visited the family and inquired about their incident.
Later Pavan Kalyan wrote that Inspector gave him Rs 500 cash and 25 Kg of rice. He said the police officer also assured strict action against Srikanth
After a detailed inquiry, R Srikanth was placed under suspension. Recently, two cops of Afzalgunj police station, who were caught on camera collecting bribe from a trolley driver, were also placed under suspension, after the videos went viral.