Hyderabad : Suspended inspector of Police Koratla Nageshwar Rao who was accused of rape and kidnapping a woman has been dismissed from service. Koratla Nageswara Rao, who previously served as Marredpally station house officer, was accused of raping a woman at gunpoint and kidnapping a woman.
“A regular department inquiry may take a long time during which there is likely to be an interaction between him (inspector) and the victims and witnesses which can be intimidating to them. Therefore, there will be no atmosphere to conduct a free and fair inquiry. Thus, it is reasonable to impose a major penalty of “Dismissal from Service” on Koratla Nageswara Rao, inspector of police (under suspension) to meet the ends of justice by invoking the provisions of Article 311 (2) (b) and (3) of the Constitution of India by which justice can also be extended to the victim and her family members,” commissioner of police C.V Anand said in a statement.
It may be recalled that former Marredpally SHO K. Nageshwar Rao was suspended on 9 July after a rape case was filed against him at the Vanasthalipuram police station. A case for violating the Arms Act was also registered against him.