Revanth's comments draw flak from police associations

Hyderabad: A day after the Nagarkurnool police registered cases against TPCC chief and MP A. Revanth Reddy for allegedly making objectionable comments about the police, various district police associations lodged complaints, seeking action against Revanth Reddy.

The complaints were lodged at Mahbubnagar, Gadwal, Nalgonda, Vikarabad and Suryapet, among other places. While condemning Revanth Reddy's remarks, the police association members and president alleged that the TPCC chief's comments about the police hurt their sentiments.

Revanth Reddy, in a speech a few days ago, is alleged to have threatened the police with physical assault for supporting the ruling BRS.

Senior police officials, however, said they would take legal opinion for initiating action against the TPCC chief.

Nagarkurnool Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) B. Mohan Kumar said they have registered cases against Revanth Reddy. “We will submit the case details to the court of law. Based on court directions, we will initiate action,” the DSP said.

High Court advocate Tera Rajanikanth Reddy said that the police registered cases under sections 153 and 504 of the Indian Penal Code and before initiating action, the investigation officer (IO) of the respective police station must serve a notice under Section 41 of the CrPC to the accused. If the police serve notices, the accused in the FIR may approach the court, seeking quashing of the FIR.

Meanwhile, the police officials also considering forming a special investigation team (SIT) for probing the case due to the high volume of complaints from various police associations across the state.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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