Two constables suspended over ‘bribery’ in Hyderabad
11, May 2020, 8:31 PM
Hyderabad: On May 10, two constables with the city police were suspended after a video purportedly showing them "taking a bribe" from a person, went viral. Hyderabad commissioner of police Anjani Kumar suspended the constables and also issued a charge memo to the station house officer of the Afzalgunj Police Station over the matter.
In the video, a man, apparently a fruit vendor, is seen "handing over cash" to a policeman while the other waits on a motorbike. Before the alleged handover, the constables intercept the man's vehicle and allegedly demand money from him. The video was apparently shot using a mobile phone from atop a building. After the video started doing rounds on social media, Hyderabad Police conducted an inquiry into the matter and ordered suspension of the two constables.
The Hyderabad Police chief in a tweet said, "Placed under suspension with immediate effect : PC Pancha Mukesh & PC Suresh of Blue Colt2 of PS Afzalgunj who were found indulging in act of Grave Misconduct. Insp Afzalganj has been given a CHARGE MEMO for poor supervision and control. We are committed to public service."