Jammalamadugu Civil Judge Venkateswarlu has sentenced a retired ASP, R. Narayana Rao, to 30 months of imprisonment and levied a fine of Rs. 10,000 in a case of illegal detention and torture of a lodge owner booked against him in 2006, advocate for the detenue Subba Reddy told newsmen on Friday.

When silk traders, who stayed in Satyanarayana lodge in Jammalamadugu, complained to the police on February 26, 2006, alleging theft of Rs. 2 lakh, the then Jammalamadugu station house officer, Narayana Rao, allegedly detained the lodge owner Kaipa Ramasubba Reddy and workers for three days and tortured them.