The Crime Investigation Department (CID), which is likely to submit its report on the alleged high-handed behaviour of Cyberabad police in detaining Cantonment MLA P Shankar Rao soon, has reportedly but the blame on the lower-rung officials of the police.
The report would be submitted without recording the statement of the MLA as he refused to meet the CID officials, who made three vain attempts to meet him. Shankar Rao and his family avoided meeting the CID investigators stating they don’t have faith in the investigation agency, as it reports to the state government, and demanded a CBI probe into the entire episode.
It is learnt that the CID officials, prima facie, found that the lower-rung officials of Cyberabad police could have not have gone overboard while picking up a legislator and that too a person who had recently underwent a major surgery.
CID sleuths, who collected video footage from television channels, were relying on them. ‘’It (the manner in which the MLA was treated) is very clear from the footage,’’ an officer said. Police also recorded the statements of Neredmet police and others who were part of the team which went to Shankar Rao’s residence.
The CID is probing the issue on the directions of the chief minister after a political hue and cry was raised over the manner in which Shankar Rao was picked up from his residence police.