Hyderabad, Jan.31 (PMI): Hyderabad Commissioner of Police Kothakota Srinivas Reddy on Wednesday took a sensational decision by transferring the entire staff of Punjagutaa police station.
A total of 85 personnel from the rank of sub inspector to constable have been shifted to the City Armed Reserve headquarters.
The move comes at a time when the police station is in news for favouritism, professional negligence and corruption allegations. There are several allegations against the policemen of graft following which the Hyderabad CP took a serious note and transferred all the 85 personnel to CAR headquarters.
It seems that the CP has expressed his anger at the leakage of important matters, including a rash and drunk driving case, in which Rahil Shakil, son of former Bodhan MLA Aamir Shakil had managed to escape to Dubai by citing some other person as an accused.
In this case, Punjagutta Station House Officer P Durga Rao was suspended for allegedly helping Rahil Shakil to escape in a rash and drunk driving case. During the enquiry, it came to know that Bodhan Inspector Prem Kumar also helped Rahil Shakil to escape from Hyderabad to Dubai. Later, Prem Kumar was also arrested along with others in the case.
In another recent incident, a man who was arrested for driving a car rashly and injuring several persons at Punjagutta escaped from the police custody at Gandhi Hospital.
Moreover, there are also allegations that the police staff are passing information to former government officials.
In this background, new personnel have been appointed to Panjagutta police station from various police stations in the city.
This is the first time that 85 personnel have been transferred from a single police station. Already 82 new postings have been given.(Pressmediaofindia.com)