Only a day earlier Reddy had received the best constable award for his dedication and hard work.(File photo for representation)
Only a day earlier Reddy had received the best constable award for his dedication and hard work.(File photo for representation)

Telangana cop caught taking bribe day after receiving ‘best constable’ award

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Friday arrested P Thirupathi Reddy for taking the bribe of Rs 17,000 from a sand dealer in the Mahabubnagar district of Telangana.
Hyderabad | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 10:58 PM IST

Barely a day after he received an award on the Independence Day for being the best constable in his district, the police constable was caught red-handed while taking a bribe.

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Friday arrested P Thirupathi Reddy for taking the bribe of Rs 17,000 from a sand dealer in the Mahabubnagar district of Telangana.

Posted at I-Town police station in Mahabubnagar, the constable was allegedly harassing the sand dealer, Mudavath Ramesh, by threatening to confiscate his tractor.

The cop had threatened Ramesh to implicate him in a false case in case he did not pay the money. Ramesh, then lodged a complaint with the anti-graft agency, which laid a trap and caught the constable red-handed.

ACB arrested Reddy and produced him in a special court for ACB cases.

Only a day earlier Reddy had received the best constable award for his dedication and hard work.

He had received the award from State Excise Minister V Srinivas Goud during the Independence Day celebrations.

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