Aggrieved cop who held SP hostage meets DGP

The suspended head constable had created flutter by allegedly holding his senior hostage.

Hyderabad: A suspended head constable, who created flutter after allegedly holding his senior hostage, on Thursday met Director General of Police (in-charge) V Dinesh Reddy here even as police were in the process of registering a case against him.

Giriprasad Sarma, who held Superintendent of Police Transport Organisation (PTO), E Lakshmi Narayana, in captivity for more than four hours and later freed him late last night after intervention from the DGP, met Reddy and admitted that it was a mistake on his part to keep the police official in captivity.

In order to highlight the "irregularities" in the PTO and seek revocation of his suspension, he had resorted to the extreme step, Sarma said.

It was only after an assurance from Reddy that the hostage drama came to an end even as Sarma had threatened to kill his superior and himself if attempts were made to free the SP.

Sarma claimed that Reddy assured him that he will be given fresh posting in the DGP office and his other demands over alleged corruption in the PTO, besides seeking action against some officials, will also be looked into.

"No action was initiated over my earlier repeated representations on the matter and instead I was suspended. I was angered...Because I was without salary for the last seven months and hence took the SP into hostage," Sarma told reporters, after meeting Reddy at the DGP`s office.

The SP has pardoned me over the incident, Sarma said and further claimed that the DGP had told him that no case will be registered against him in connection with the matter.

However, Saifabad police were in the process of registering a case and were awaiting a complaint from the PTO. "...We are going to register a case after receiving a complaint and charges, whether to book an abduction or attempt to murder case, will depend on the contents of the complaint," a senior police officer said.


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