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Telangana: Jagtial SI suspended for attacking Muslim woman

Hyderabad: Jagtial Sub-inspector Anil Kumar, who allegedly attacked a Muslim woman following a row over sharing a seat in a TSRTC bus in the district was suspended on Thursday.

All India Muslim Federation (wing of BRS) State President, Advocate High Court (Dr.) Syeda Fouzia Begum took up the matter seriously with the Government of Telangana. Dr. Fouzia Begum asked the DGP to put the policemen in Telangana accountable to the Government.

Based on the enquiry report, Multi Zone-I IG Chandrashekhar Reddy issued orders placing him under suspension.

On Tuesday, Shaik Farha, a resident of Jagital town was travelling in a bus when she had an argument with a woman over sharing a seat. The woman, who was later identified as the wife of Anil Kumar worked as a sub-inspector at Jagital Rural Police Station.

The SI’s wife informed him about the incident over the phone, and when the bus reached Jagtial, the sub-inspector stopped the bus and got into it along with a constable. He allegedly had an argument with Farha and snatched the mobile phone using which she was recording the conversation. He also slapped the girl and later took her out of the bus and again assaulted her in public view.

Farha then lodged a complaint with the Jagtial town police, based on which the police registered a case against Anil Kumar, his wife, and a constable.

Besides staging protests across the district on Wednesday, she also met SP A Bhaskar demanding action against the SI.