Hyderabad: A former ACP who had worked at the Rachakonda central crime station and two SIs allegedly intervened in a civil dispute and assaulted a businessman. After the case came out, the ACP, Ramulu Naik, was attached to the DGP’s office and the SIs, Narsing Rathod from Balapur and Saidulu from Pahadishareef, were suspended. A case was registered against the trio and one Jeevan Prasad on Friday for extortion and criminal intimidation at the Meerpet police station.
Recently, Ramulu Naik was posted as commandant, TSSP XIII battalion at Mancherial. Narsing Rathod was deputed to Manchal police station and Saidulu is at the central control room of the Rachakonda Commis-ionerate. The victim, Santosh Kumar Reddy, said that he had lent Rs 1 crore to Jeevan Reddy for developing a venture in Bandlaguda. But Jeevan did not complete the project or repay the money. When Santosh asked him to repay the money, Jeevan threatened him.
Meanwhile, Jeevan contacted ACP Ramulu who agreed to settle the issue. Ramulu and the SIs called Santosh to Jeevan’s residence, threatened him and beat him up severely. The incident was recorded by Jeevan's friend Paramesh on his phone. Later, they took him to Meerpet police station. “There the ACP forced me to write all financial transactions between me and Jeevan on a white paper and settle the issue in his presence. Then they send me away and asked me to come along with my elders the next day to settle the issue,” Santosh said.
Santosh was hospitalised the next day. Ramulu Naik kept calling Santosh and threatened him. Santosh recorded the mobile phone conversation and approached police commissioner Mahesh Bhagawat. After an inquiry, Ramulu Naik was attached to DGP's office while the other two SIs were suspended. Meerpet inspector N. Rangaswamy said they will proceed after checking the evidence and facts behind the incident.