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Day after getting best constable award on I-Day, cop caught taking Rs 17k bribe in Telangana

Telangana government on 15th August, 2019 to recognise his ‘dedication and hard work’, awarded Constable Palle Thirupathi Reddy with the ‘best constable’ award. The award and a citation were given to him by none less than state minister Srinivas Goud in presence of the district Superintendent of Police (SP) 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 on Friday (16th August, 2019) around 5:00pm.

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.

As per local media 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.