Shankar case: CID records police officer's statement

Published: 12th February 2013 12:07 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th February 2013 12:07 PM   |  A+A-

CID officials on Monday recorded the statement of the station house officer of Neredmet police station where a case has been registered against Cantonment MLA P Shankar Rao, as a part of their probe into the alleged high-handed behaviour of the police while trying to detain him a few days ago.

 The Neredmet police shifted the MLA from his Musheerabad residence to the police station and the manner in which he was shifted created a furore and the CID was asked to probe whether the police behaved in a highhanded manner with the senior legislator.

 The CID sleuths, on Monday, recorded the statement of Neredmet inspector P Srininvas, who led a team of nearly 40 police personnel to bring Shankar Rao to the police station.

 Two other inspector-rank officers and some sub-inspectors were also part of the team.

 The CID sought to know whether they have behaved i an unruly manner with the legislator, and if so, what prompted them to act so.

 The investigators also wanted to know whether they were prevented from performing their duties or abused by Shankar Rao or his family members.

 The CID sleuths also tried to find out from the police officer why Shankar Rao was brought to the police station without even proper clothes on him and why they did not give him enough time to eat food, as alleged by the MLA’s family.

 Sources said the other members of the police team are also likely to be questioned.

 Though the CID wanted to first record the statement of Shankar Rao and then crosscheck with the police team, they could not do so as the MLA Has REFUSED to give statement to the CID alleging that the investigating agency works under the state government and he does not have faith that it conducts an impartial inquiry.

 Shankar Rao and his family members were demanding a CBI inquiry into the incident

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