Former constable sets senior police officer’s vehicle on fire

Giriprasad Sarma,who was suspected to be behind the incident,was subsequently sacked.

Written by PTI | Hyderabad | Published:April 19, 2013 12:01 pm

A senior police officer’s vehicle was set on fire today allegedly by a former police constable at L B Nagar here tonight,the police said. However,nobody was injured in the incident.

Former police constable Giriprasad Sarma was suspected to be behind the incident,police said,adding the vehicle’s driver saw Sarma pouring kerosene and setting the front and second row seats of the vehicle on fire after breaking its window panes at around 9 pm before fleeing the spot.

Before fleeing,Sarma allegedly threw a letter on the spot,mentioning alleged corrupt practices in the Police Transport Organisation (PTO),seeking reforms,a senior police officer said.

The vehicle belongs to PTO Additional Superintendent of Police Vijay Kumar,he said.A hunt has been launched to nab Sarma and two others,the police officer said.

Sarma,who was suspended for holding Superintendent of Police E Lakshmi Narayana hostage in September last year,was subsequently sacked.

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