4 cops booked for extortion, cheating in Hyderabad
By Express News Service | Published: 14th August 2017 07:47 AM |
HYDERABAD: Four police personnel, including an official of the rank of additional Superintendent of Police, from Cyberabad have been booked on charges of kidnapping, extortion, rioting following a complaint to Cyberabad commissioner Sandeep Shandilya. An inspector, sub-inspector and a police constable were the others booked.
The commissioner has ordered an inquiry and sought a report from Madhapur Assistant Commissioner of Police M Ramana Kumar at the earliest. The accused officials had allegedly taken signatures of a man, against his wishes, on five cheques amounting to `60 lakh.
According to police, Rachakonda Additional DCP T Pulinder Reddy’s daughter Aishwarya Reddy, along with business partners Qhizer Bin Abu Bakr and Abdullah of Hyderabad, had entered into an agreement with a farmer to buy two acres and seven guntas of land owned by the latter. The trio had agreed to purchase the land for `1.1 crore and paid `10 lakh as advance early this year. They were to pay the remaining sum in 45 days. However, they failed to do so. Police said that the farmer waited for some days before selling the land to someone else for the same amount.
Meanwhile, Aishwarya Reddy reportedly suspecting her partner Abu Bakr’s role in the farmer’s decision to sell his land, told her father. He asked Raidurgam inspector D Durga Prasad to look into the matter. Aishwarya then lodged a complaint against Abu Bakr for cheating her.
“On July 26, SI Rajasekhar and constable Laxminarayana picked up Abu Bakr from his home in Narsingi at around 5am and till 10 pm he was badly beaten in the police station. Inspector Durga Prasad, despite knowing it was a false case, cooperated with the illegal activity,” said a senior police officer in Cyberabad, adding that the accused had also forced Abu Bakr to sign on five cheques amounting to `60 lakh.
Abu Bakr, who sustained injuries, approached Commissioner Shandilya and filed a complaint. Reacting to this, the commissioner on Saturday ordered a case be booked against the four cops. After the case was booked, Pulinder reportedly returned the cheques to Abu Bakr.