Ex-Congress MP Hanumantha Rao Booked For Allegedly Abusing a Cop

Former Congress MP Hanumantha Rao was detained on 25 March after he was forcefully carried away while protesting an FIR against him.

An FIR was lodged after Rao allegedly abused a police official in the Telangana State Assembly premises when the cop did not allow him to proceed towards the media point.

Following a complaint by the Additional Inspector P Sudhakar, a case was registered against Rao under sections 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace) and other relevant sections of IPC.

A police officer stopped me when he has no right to do so. Assembly Marshal allowed me to go. But the inspector stops... I questioned that and asked him on what authority he is stopping me. In fact they (police) have insulted me. Who gave orders to stop me... There is no answer. I have respect for police

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(With inputs from PTI)