Hyderabad: In a first, Rachakonda police, have arrested a man for abusing cops when asked about a mask. Earlier, two people were booked for spitting on roads following the ban in Telangana.

According to Malkajgiri police, 21 year-old-youngster allegedly abused the cops when they (cops) questioned him on 'not wearing a mask' while he stepped out. The altercation between the man and police took place on April 22nd night. The following day Malkajgiri police arrested Satti Adithya Reddy. The accused is pursuing his engineering at Vellore Institute of Technology- Tamil Nadu. Following the lockdown , the student had come to his home town.

The facts of the case are, on Tuesday night cops deployed on patrolling duty at BJR nagar falling under Malkajgiri police limits, found Satti Adithya Reddy on the road not wearing a mask. When the cops stopped him to inquire, Adithya Reddy questioned cops saying, ' being in uniform, do you think you can stop anyone'. Who gave you the permission?" and abused them. Further when we tried to stop him, they fled the place' cops said.

On April 23rd, a team from Malkajgiri police traced his residence and detained the student. " The boy began abusing the cops at his house. He claimed to know 'higher ups' in the police department and warned the cops. He tried to escape from, however was nabbed . He then started abusing the team in filthy language and created nuisance in the area' said a cop.

Malkajgiri Inspector, A Manmohan, said, "A case under 353 (Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) of Indian Penal code is registered against Adithya Reddy'.

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