Hyderabad Police Commissioner promises action after Yes Bank honcho complains of police harassment

Hyderabad: Unwilling to take the alleged police harassment lying down, Yes Bank Vice President Shyamala Kumari Ghantasala has sent an SOS to Hyderabad commissioner Anjani Kumar protesting against the ill-treatment by the cops including DCP, North Zone, Kalmeshwar Singenwar at Begumpet.

The incident occurred on Tuesday when Hyderabad police officials made Yes Bank Vice President to wait for more than two hours in the blistering sun. The incident occurred near the US consulate at Begumpet.

Upset with alleged insensitive attitude of police, Ghantasala shot off an email to Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar expressing her anguish over the ill-treatment meted to her.

The incident occurred when scores of CPI party workers led by party national secretary Narayana, were leading a march towards US consulate against the visit of President Donald Trump.

As a precautionary measure, Hyderabad police had barricaded all roads leading to the consulate. Further, they were allowing people and vehicles only after thorough checking.

Ghantasala also went past the security after showing her identity. Around afternoon, she came out of office for some work. Around 1.45 pm, when she was heading towards the office again, police stopped her. When she showed her identity card and tried to move ahead, DCP Kalmeshwar started shouting on top of his voice and forced her to alight from the vehicle.

When she tried to inquire, he rudely retorted that a woman officer would talk to her and walked away.

After two hours of wait, the cops allowed Ghantasala to go. Later she wrote a detailed email to the city police chief. She alleged that DCP was rude and shouted on top of his voice. Due to her wait on the road, she had lost precious working hours at the office.

In the email, she also mentioned how her repeated pleas fell on deaf ears. She also questioned if it was the way police treat women in the city.

Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar immediately responded and assured her of action. “On receiving an email, I personally spoke to Ms Shyamala Kumari G, VP of Yes Bank. She narrated the entire incident and I have assured her that I will personally get it enquired and also see that such inconvenience is not caused. She also agreed to come to my office,” he tweeted.

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