HYDERABAD: A sub-inspector and police constable were caught red-handed on Wednesday while accepting a bribe amount of Rs 20,000 from the family of an accused in return for alleged official favours. The cops, attached to the Humayunagar police station, were caught by sleuths of the Anti Corruption Bureau from the police station premises.
On January 11 2018, sub inspector Ch Srikanth registered a case of attempt to murder and invoked sections under Arms Act against Saud Amoodi, a resident of Banjara Hills. In May, he arrested the accused who was later shifted to judicial remand. “At the time of arrest, Srikanth said if I pay Rs 50,000 he would not harass my brother,” said Ali Mahamood.
On June 5, Amoodi, who was under remand, was taken into police custody for further interrogation by Srikanth who was investigation officer. During custody, the cop allegedly again demanded Rs 50,000 to refrain from harassing the accused and ensure smooth processing of his bail application. On repeated demands, the complainant paid Rs 20,000 on June 10 and Rs 10,000 on June 11.
Despite this, the SI was allegedly not satisfied and demanded Rs 20,000 more. A complaint was lodged with ACB officials who kept a close vigil on the activities of Srikanth and trapped him. Srikanth, and constable Raheem Pasha through whom the bribe money was collected, have been arrested and produced before court.
On January 10, a student Saber Ikram Ali, 19, resident of Elegance Apartments, Masab Tank lodged a complaint with police stating that unknown persons assaulted him and his father Ikram Ali Kaleem when they came to their apartment by a car and were parking vehicle at a lot. In the incident, his father was received serious stabbing injuries. When the complainant started shouting, the miscreants drove away from the place by an auto. In his complaint, he suspect one Saud Amoodi who had disputes with his father Ikram Ali in connection with Masjid land in Road No 10, Banjara Hills.