Cop 'abuses' IAS officer

A police inspector allegedly abused a senior IAS officer, who had come to greet former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, at the latter’s residence. 

Lokeshwara, a police inspector attached to the Upparpet police station in Bangalore, had come in civil dress to greet Yeddyurappa, though he was not assigned duty there. 

Principal Secretary to the chief minister, I S N Prasad, who had accompanied Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda during his visit to the former chief minister’s house, took exception to Lokeshwara’s presence at Yeddyurappa’s residence when he was not assigned duty there.  Irked, the inspector told the IAS officer that he had no business to question him, sources said. 

Lokeshwara, speaking to a private channel, claimed that he was a close acquaintance of Yeddyurappa for the past 27 years. Hence, he had taken permission from his seniors to go to Yeddyurappa’s residence to wish him on his birthday. 

“Today was the fourth time the officer insulted me. I lost my cool and raised my voice,” he said. Sources said Lokeshwara was planning to contest the Assembly elections from Tiptur.  Those who were witness to the incident said Prasad did not react to the outburst of the inspector. However, Prasad was not available for comments.  

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