Hyderabad: A BJP MLA allegedly attacked a police constable after the latter stopped marriage revellers from playing loud music in Mangalhat area here in the wee hours on Saturday, police said.
Following the incident, police have registered a case against T Raja Singh, who represents Goshamahal constituency in the city, for allegedly assaulting and abusing the constable, a senior police officer said.
The incident occurred at around 2 AM when a Disk Jockey (DJ) was playing loud music during the marriage procession without prior permission of police, following which some locals informed police about it.
When the constable, identified as Shekhar, reached the spot and stopped music by cutting a wire, the organisers indulged in heated arguments with Shekhar and meanwhile called up the MLA, who stays in the area, from his house.
After reaching the spot, the MLA allegedly "attacked" the constable by pushing him aside while abusing and threatening him with dire consequences.
The entire act of attacking and shoving the constable was caught on camera and police have collected the footage, DCP (West Zone) A. Venkateshwera Rao told PTI.
He said police have sufficient evidence to arrest the MLA.
Based on the complaint lodged by the constable, a case was booked against Raja Singh under sections 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), the DCP said.
"We will serve a notice to the MLA and he will be questioned in connection with the incident," the DCP said.
However, the MLA said he intervened in the matter only after some women, who were part of the marriage party, complained to him that the constable had misbehaved with them.
"The constable was drunk...I just questioned him about the matter," the MLA said, adding that the women have also lodged a complaint against the constable with Mangalhat police.