Felicitated On I-Day, Cop Held Next Day For Taking Bribe

Hyderabad: Palle Thirupathi Reddy became the pride of the Telangana police department and a hero to his children when the state government felicitated him with the “best constable award” on this Independence Day.

But little did Reddy realise that his fame would be short-lived. The day after receiving the award, the policeman was caught red-handed taking a bribe of Rs 17,000 by the anti-corruption bureau.

According to a report in India Today, Reddy had been harassing a man, M Ramesh, for over a year, threatened to confiscate his tractor and implicate him in false cases if the latter failed to pay him the bribe.

Unable to take it anymore, Ramesh approached the anti-corruption bureau and lodged a complaint against the constable.

On August 16, the constable was caught accepting the bribe. He was posted at the I-town police station in Mahbubnagar district.

Interestingly, the Telangana government had felicitated him for being a hard-working policeman and being loyal to his duty.

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