Telangana cop who was awarded the best constable on Independence Day was caught red-handed taking a bribe of Rs 17,000 a day later.
The Telangana government had awarded Constable Palle Thirupathi Reddy with the ‘best constable’ award on August 15. The award and citation were given to him by state minister Srinivas Goud in presence of the district Superintendent of Police Rema Rajeshwari.
But a day later the cop landed in Anti Corruption Bureau as he was caught harassing a man and taking a bribe of Rs 17,000.
Allegedly, he had been harassing a man M Ramesh for over a year and had been demanding bride by threatening to seize his tractor. Ramesh approached the ACB and lodged a complaint against the cop. With their help, the cop was caught red-handed on Friday at 5 pm.
As per reports, the cop was also threatening the man to implicate him in a false case if he failed to pay the bribe
The reports further said that the ACB recovered the bribe amount from the “back pocket” of Constable Reddy’s trousers. He was later arrested and produced before a special court.