Hyderabad: Hours after Inspector of Chaitanyapuri S. Janaki Reddy was caught on camera abusing people who came in support of stranded fruit traders at Gaddiannaram market, another official from the same police station landed in a controversy. This time it was sub-inspector
D. Narsaiah, who was caught on camera thrashing a person outside the police station.
Sources informed that angered with the large number of migrant workers thronging the police station seeking to register themselves for travel, the officer caned one of them, even as the man was seen explaining to him the purpose of his visit .
After caning, the officer is seen taking the papers from the person and giving the same to his subordinates. Later, he was seen going to other migrant workers who queued up at the police station.
Sources informed that he used force against the migrant workers and abused them for allegedly not maintaining physical distance and wearing masks.
This alleged use of force against migrant workers, whom Telangana Chief Minister has termed as ‘partners in development ‘ has raked up a controversy. In many locations, the police are arranging the registration process for migrant workers either in function halls or at other places and providing food and drinking water. In this case, the workers were forced to stand outside the police station.
Even as the senior police officials of Rachakonda police commissionerate in the city are looking into the allegations against the Inspector indulging in a scuffle with the traders and their supporters at the market late on Tuesday night, the fresh incident has left the top brass red-faced.
While the entire police force is on duty related to containing Covid-19 round-the-clock, such incidents are leaving a blot on their performance.