IAS officer says police demanded Rs.2 crore

Hyderabad, March 22: IAS officer D. Venkateswara Rao, who was arrested by the police for trying to cover up the murder of his car driver committed by his son, has made sensational allegation against the police.

He alleged that the police demanded Rs.2 crore bribe to spare his son Venkat Sukrut in the murder case.

Venkateswara Rao, who is deputy director in Telangana’s agriculture department, sent a video to the media today with the sensational allegation.

The IAS officer admitted that his son committed mistake but claimed that he has nothing to do with the murder of driver B. Nagaraju. He alleged that he was also booked because he refused to bribe the police.

He demanded action against the police officers who carried out the investigations and also against Hyderabad Police Commissioner Mahender Reddy.

Jubliee Hills police had yesterday arrested the IAS officer and his son in the murder case.

Police said Venkateswara Rao tried to wipe out the evidence by helping his son to shift the body of the victim from an apartment building where he was murdered.

Police said Sukurt alias Sukru murdered Nagaraju on March 17 on the terrace of Sai Kalyan Residency Apartments at Yousufguda.

According to police, Sukru, a second year LLB student, and Nagaraju were in a homosexual relationship.

The duo, who were in an inebriated condition, had a fight after Nagaraju allegedly wanted to have unnatural sex with him. During the scuffle, Sukru hit him on his head with a brick, resulting in his death.

Rao and Sukru reached the building in a car late in the night on March 18. Sukru, who went upstairs, failed in his attempt to bring down the body from terrace and had to flee when questioned by one of the residents.

The body was found on March 19 in decomposed state after the residents of the apartments grew suspicious about foul smell and alerted the police.

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