Circle Inspector placed under suspension in SI detention issue

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The State government on Wednesday suspended Penugonda Circle Inspector for not acting when two police personnel were detained by an MLA nor higher officials were alerted.

Tanuku MLA Arimilli Radhakrishna allegedly detained Iragavarm Sub Inspector K.Srinivas and station writer Pradeep. The SI had alleged that he was humiliated by the MLA at the latter’s house, reportedly in connection with an attempt to murder case in West Godavari. The two police personnel were reportedly directed to come to the house of the MLA and detained them for seven hours.

Eluru Range DIG of Police P.V.S.Ramakrishna placed the Circle Inspector Rama Rao under suspension. The AP Police Officers’ Association members expressed concern over the suspension of the CI but not against the MLA. The incident shows how the government is harassing the officials.

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