AP Congress MLA booked for slapping a cop



Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Congress MLA Shankar Rao was charged on Wednesday for slapping a policeman on duty.

Rao slapped a police constable who was on duty at a polling booth for asking his identity proof. The lawmaker reportedly considered the request to be below his dignity.

Rao, however, defended his act saying: "When I asked the officer at the polling booth if he didn't recognize me. He replied in the negative. This is a total failure of administration."

In July, Rao was caught on camera slapping a supermarket employee. (ANI)