Monday, January 30, 2017

Husnabad Circle Inspector accuses police chief of misusing official machinery

Indian Express‎‎‎‎‎: Hyderabad: Monday, January 30, 2017.
In an incident which created ripples in the police department, an inspector-rank officer levelled allegations against misuse of official machinery against a Superintendent of Police in Siddipet.
Husnabad Police circle inspector (CI) D Bhoomaiah convened a press conference in Husnabad police station to level allegations against the Commissioner of Police (CP) of Siddipet Police Commissionerate, P Sivakumar.
The CI made these allegations after a drama over his transfer from the post of Husnabad CI. Recently, he went on a leave for a few days and then he joined Husnabad police station. Meanwhile, Bhoomaiah received communication from his higher official, the assistant commissioner of police stating that he was transferred and was directed to report to DIG office in Warangal.
“I was asked not to enter the police station,’’ the CI said. He replied back saying that he did not receive any orders transferring him to DIG office and made it clear that he will continue as Husnabad CI. After three hours of discussions with higher officials on mobile phone, he was given transfer orders and he decided to leave the police station. However, before leaving, he convened a press meet where he made the allegations.
During one of the Telangana agitation that took place in Hyderabad, a police constable of TS origin was beaten up Samaikhandhra leaders. “I condemned the incident in strong words and issued statements against the then DGP. Sivakumar, who was SP of Karimnagar then, bore a grudge against that since then,’’ he alleged.
After Telangana’s formation, Bhoomaiah was transferred to CID. While in CID, he lodged a complaint with higher officials against Sivakumar alleging that the latter constructed a building by collecting donations from people in the name of Telangana Martyrs memorial building. The inspector collected information through RTI.
“Keeping all these issues in mind, Sivakumar is mentally harassing and humiliating me,’’ he alleged. When the transfer orders were yet to reach the CI, the SP reportedly directed the inspector not to use official vehicle and not sit in SHO’s chair.
When contacted, Sivakumar said Bhoomaiah is facing several complaints and the enquiry is on. “Some have even approached the State Human Rights Commission. To divert the attention, he is making such allegations,’’ he said.