- Special Pages
Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh government yesterday suspended a police official for colluding with a head constable to stage a ‘hostage’ drama last month. The home department issued orders suspending E Lakshminarayana, superintendent of police, Police Transport Organisation (PTO), for tarnishing the image of the police department.
According to the orders issued by principal secretary, home, the suspension would continue till conclusion of disciplinary proceedings. The officer allegedly colluded with head constable K N Giri Prasad Sharma to stage a ‘hostage’ drama on the night of September 12 in Hyderabad.
Sharma had “confined” the SP in a shop near Birla Planetarium in the heart of the city to demand that his suspension be revoked.
The head constable “released” the officer after Director General of Police Dinesh Reddy agreed to consider his demands. The police chief last week dismissed Sharma from service. Angry over this, he released a CD in which the SP was seen drinking liquor with him. He also claimed that the kidnap was only a drama.
SP leader arrested for beating up photographer
Lucknow: Senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader and Uttar Pradesh Khadi Gramudyog chairman Natwar Goyal, who had beaten up a photographer of a national Hindi daily, was arrested on orders of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. Goyal was also sacked from his post, which gave him rank of a minister of state, and expelled from the party. Goyal along with his security guards had beaten up the photographer who had gone to click pictures of an unauthorized building being constructed by him and snatched away his camera. IANS