Hyderabad, Feb 5 (IANS) A suspended police inspector from Telangana, who was allegedly on the run for almost a week in a BMW accident case involving the son of a former state MLA, has been arrested in neighboring Andhra Pradesh.
Durga Rao, who was suspended as SHO of Panjagutta police station in Hyderabad in December for allegedly leaving out former BRS MLA Shakeel Aami’s son Raheel Aamir, was arrested in Guntakal.
The suspended policeman was missing since January 29 and several teams were on the lookout for him.
He had also moved the Telangana High Court seeking anticipatory bail.
Police had also issued a lookout circular for Raheel, who had left for Dubai via Mumbai to be with his father on December 24, hours after he rammed the BMW car into the barricades outside Praja Bhavan, the official residence of Deputy Chief Minister of Telangana.
According to police, the incident occurred in the early hours of December 24. A speeding car crashed into the barricades in front of Praja Bhavan in Begumpet area. No one was injured, but the barricade and the front of the car were damaged in the incident.
The person driving the car and three others traveling with him escaped leaving the car behind. Later, a person came to the scene to claim the abandoned car. A case of rash driving has been registered against him.
However, further investigation revealed that Raheel, son of former Bodhan MLA, was driving the car. The police officers allegedly let Raheel go, thereby helping him escape.
On January 28, the police arrested Bodhan Police Station Circle Inspector Prem Kumar and former assistant MLA Abdul Wasey.
Hyderabad Police Commissioner K. Sreenivasa Reddy, in an unprecedented action on January 31, shifted all the personnel from the Panjagutta police station and shifted them to the police headquarters. The commissioner was unhappy with the handling of some cases by police personnel, including the case of the former MP’s son.