In a high drama act at Adarsh Nagar near Birla Temple, a suspended Head Constable of the Police Transport Organization(PTO) detained his superior official at his shop. ABN correspondent received an SMS from head constable Giriprasad Sarma that he kidnapped SP Lakshminarayana and will kill him if the Home Minister and additional DGP will not accept his demands and act strictly on the corrupt officials in the department.
At around 6:30 pm, ABN-Andhrajyothy correspondent received an SMS from Mr.sarma stating that he kidnapped the SP and asked to come for coverage. When our correspondent went to the place where the SP was held hostage, and telecasted live visuals, the Task Force officials and the Quick Response Teams arrived and started to negotiate with sarma. PTO IG Venugopal Krishna also tried to convince him but he insisted that he would only speak to the home minister or additional DGP. He also claimed that he has 40 litres of petrol and threatened to kill the SP if anyone tries to open the shutters.
Meanwhile Mr. sarma was speaking to ABN and made several allegations on various officials in the PTO department including the IG and demanded strict action against all of them. He said that he was suspended only because he lodged a complint in the Lokayukta regarding the illegal practises in the department. He also said that additional SP Vijay Kumar insulted him in several ways and even asked him to carry his bathroom slippers.
DGP Dinesh Reddy spoke to Mr. sarma over phone and agreed to fulfil his demands. He asked him to release the SP and meet him at 10 am the next day. Mr.sarma then said that he believed in his DGP and agreed to release the SP. At 11pm, he called his worker who came and unlocked the shutter, putting an end to the high voltage drama.