Hyderabad: A Telanagana state cop, who was awarded ‘best constable’ on Independence day, landed in the Anti-Corruption Bureau net a day later on Friday. Palle Thirupati Reddy serves as a police constable at the I Town police station of Mahbubnagar district .
On Independence Day, the home department appreciated his services and awarded him the 'Best Constable' award. He also received a citation from TS minister V. Srinivas Goud.
A day later, the news of Thirupati Reddy caught red-handed was a shock to the department. At around 4.50 pm on Friday, the cop was trapped in the premises of the I Town police station while he was accepting a bribe of `17,000 for an official favour.The accused constable demanded money from a complainant, one Mudavath Ramesh of Mahbubnagar, not to book a false case against him and implicate him. The cop reportedly threatened the complainant that he would seize his tractor.
The bribe amount was recovered from back pocket of Thirupati Reddy’s trousers. Following his arrest, he was produced before the special court for ACB cases....