The association membersstaged a protest in the premises of the district court in Hanamkonda. (DC Representational Photo)
HYDERABAD: Hanamkonda Bar Association member K. Raju on Monday demanded police commissioner A.V. Ranganath to take immediate action against his officials, who, he alleged, were harassing him and insulting his profession. He also lodged a complaint with the Bar Association.
Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, Raju said that he and his friend D. Prashanth had gone to a private hospital to see his friend’s father, who was undergoing treatment there. They were returning home after having dinner when Subedari circle inspector Imran (Shukur), constable Kumar and driver Naresh stopped them and began caning them.
"When we questioned them, they started abusing us. I told them that I was an advocate but they did not stop beating and even insulted my profession. They forcibly shifted me to Intezarganj police station in the jeep," he said.
Raju alleged that the three were drunk and did not allow him to make a phone call to bar association members.
"They took my mobile phone and forced me to write an apology letter," he added.
The association members staged a protest in the premises of the district court in Hanamkonda and demanded immediate action against the three police personnel for harassing Raju.