Suspended head constable of the Police Transport Organisation, Giri Prasad Sarma, who was let off the previous night after holding a Superintendent of Police hostage for four hours, was slapped with a criminal case on Thursday.

The Saifabad police invoked Sections 365 (kidnap), 189 (threatening to injure public servant) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC against Sarma.

The SP, Laxminarayana, was detained inside a mineral water shop run by Sarma at Adarshnagar on Wednesday night.

After four hours of high drama, Sarma released the SP following assurance of the DGP, V. Dinesh Reddy, to examine demands put forward by the suspended constable. The Saifabad police didn’t register any case immediately and let him off soon after the SP was released.

On Thursday morning, Sarma met the DGP in the latter’s office.

He, however, declined to divulge the details of his conversation with the DGP. By evening, the Saifabad police registered a criminal case following a written complaint sent by the SP.

Meanwhile, the DGP ordered an inquiry into the abduction of the SP by Sarma. The AIG (Administration) will inquire and submit a report to the DGP.

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