Palle Thirupati Reddy had received honour and citation from excise minister V Srinivas Goud on I-Day.
Hyderabad: A policeman in Telangana was caught red-handed accepting a bribe, within 24 hours after he was honoured with the ‘best constable’ award.
Palle Thirupati Reddy, who is posted in I-Town police station, had received the honour and citation from excise minister V Srinivas Goud on Independence Day, reported NDTV.
Within 24 hours, Reddy was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) with Rs 17,000 that he allegedly received as a bribe for not registering a case against a person.
The complainant, Ramesh, had claimed that he was constantly harassed by the police official to pay him bribes even though he had the valid documents.
After his arrest, Reddy was presented before a court and sent to judicial custody.