Anekal SI wants case against Cong MP Suresh for 'insult'

Anekal SI wants case against Cong MP Suresh for 'insult'
A sub-inspector of police in Attibele has sought filing a complaint against Bengaluru Rural MP D K Suresh for accusing him of “taking money” from the public. In a requisition to Bengaluru Rural SP Amit Singh on Friday, sub-inspector Srinivas said the MP spoke ill of him in front of several people including his colleagues at his house in Sadashivanagar, Bengaluru, on Thursday morning. The SP, however, said the case didn’t merit a complaint.

A senior police officer, who did not want to be named, said: “Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP), Bengaluru Rural, inspector and sub-inspector of Attibele police station, inspectors from Anekal and Jigani police stations and a sub-inspector from Bannerghatta police station were called for a meeting by Suresh. The MP told them that drivers of trucks transporting granite were being attacked and robbed. Police are supporting the goons instead of protecting drivers, the MP told them. The DySP tried to explain but was interrupted by Suresh, who asked him to keep quiet. He ordered an immediate stop to attacks on lorry drivers.” 

Suresh himself is a granite businessman and has close links to several granite businessmen in Jigani and the surrounding areas falling under Bengaluru Rural constituency. He is the younger brother of Energy Minister D K Shivakumar. As the police officers were leaving Suresh’s house, the MP asked Srinivas which police station he was from.

“Srinivas told the MP he was from Attibele police station. Suresh then took a sarcastic jibe at the sub-inspector saying “he was good at collecting money from the public”. Srinivas asked the MP to check with locals about his conduct and whether allegations against him were true. If they were found to be true, Srinivas offered to seek a transfer. Suresh replied that every policeman says the same. Srinivas walked out saluting Suresh. Srinivas felt humiliated as Suresh spoke ill of him in front of other police personnel and the public,” he added.

Suresh told DH: “A month ago, I conducted a meeting with the public in Anekal and nearby areas. They spoke about the rise in crime in Anekal, Jigani and surrounding areas. They also told me the police were not registering complaints in time. I assured the public that the matter will be looked into.”  “On Thursday morning, I called them for a meeting and told them about the people’s complaints,” added Suresh.

“The police are conducting an enquiry into the matter. The incident does not merit registering a case. Suresh made observations about the crime rate and accused the sub-inspector corruption. Srinivas felt humiliated as Suresh spoke ill of him in front of his colleagues and the public,” said Amit Singh.
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