Two recent incidents in the State capital came as rude jolt to both citizens and police officials.

The alleged rape of an American in her house at Banjara Hills, the first case of a sexual assault on a foreigner in the city- threw a challenge to the law-enforcing agencies.

But the arrest of two police constables for allegedly trying to collect protection money from a pimp pushed the police into an embarrassing situation. The arrest of policemen came at a time when police top brass was claiming to have cracked the whip on flesh trade!

MARRI RAMU