HYDERABAD: The South Central Railway has clarified that D. Venkat Reddy, the RPF constable who pledged support to TRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao after visiting the NIMS last week, was ‘compulsorily retired’ on November 14 as punishment for his ‘habitual unauthorised absence’. After calling on KCR in NIMS on December 9 he had claimed to have resigned from service.

- Special Correspondent