Rajeev Shetty, the owner of Shetty Lunch Home, has filed a complaint with the RT Nagar police, seeking action against Manjunath Babu, Assistant Commissioner of Police (JC Nagar), for assaulting him on November 9.
In the complaint, he stated that ACP Babu thrashed him badly and threatened to close down the hotel. However, the RT Nagar police said: "Since the case is under departmental inquiry, an FIR cannot be registered. Suitable action will be taken after consulting senior officers."
Talking to reporters, Shetty said he had attached all the relevant documents, including CCTV footage, with the complaint. However, the police are hesitant to file the FIR.
"I am scared to commute alone. I don't know what will happen to me. I am spending every day in fear. My family members and I are completely depending on City Police Commissioner T Sunil Kumar for our safety," he said.
Responding to the incident, Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy said, "I need to know why the ACP was so angry with the hotel owner and what was the reason to beat him badly. I have instructed the police commissioner to initiate action against the ACP after the inquiry report is submitted."
Shetty was beaten by the ACP on the night of November 9 for reportedly keeping his hotel on Dinnur Main Road open until midnight.
After a week of the incident, the video clip went viral on social media and local news channels. The city police commissioner ordered a departmental inquiry, under the aegis of DCP (North) Chethan Singh Rathor.