Hanumantha Rao booked for abusing Hyderabad cop, detained by police

Hyderabad: Former Congress MP V Hanumantha Rao was on Saturday detained for protesting over the FIR lodged in direction of him for misbehaving with a policeman.

"This is a conspiracy against me. I am from a backward class and, therefore, they are trying to put pressure on me. I did not say anything wrong," Rao instructed the media proper right here.

He added that such incidents do not occur in a democracy as that’s the hooliganism of policemen.

"I just asked why I am being stopped and who gave you the orders, on this they filed an FIR against me," he talked about.

In accordance with research, Rao was seen shouting at a police official inside the Telangana Assembly premises on Friday. The incident was captured in a video.

A case has been registered on this regard in direction of Rao in Hyderabad's Saifabad Police Station under Sections 353, 294-B and 504 of the Indian Penal code (IPC).

Earlier on Friday, Rao had lashed out at a police officer for not allowing him to hold a press conference in Hyderabad and alleged that this mirrored the dictatorial angle of Chief Minister Okay. Chandrashekar Rao.

"I hold press conference on public issues, on how the government is treating people and what public has to say on this. I have been doing this since a long time. The dictatorship of the Chief Minister is visible which is growing every day. I did not misbehave with anybody. The government is trying to shut the voice of people," Rao talked about.

"A Circle Inspector came and stopped me. He did not have the right to do so. But the Marshall told me to continue with my press conference. I asked them why I am being stopped from holding the conference and on whose orders," he added.

Asserting that he being a former MLA has the becoming to hold a press conference, Rao talked about: "I was insulted for no reason which I will not accept."

#WATCH V.Hanumantha Rao carried away & detained by Police for protesting over FIR lodged in direction of him for misbehaviour with Police #Hyderabad pic.twitter.com/FkRQpJBUZR

— ANI (@ANI_news) March 25, 2017