The district police has suspended a trainee sub-inspector who allegedly asked for a "hug" from a female journalist when he visited her home for police verification for her passport renewal.
District police chief Vaibhav Krishna said an FIR will be lodged against trainee SI Devendra Chaudhary and further action taken if he is found guilty.
The journalist, who lives in Vasundhara Colony of Sahibabad, took to Twitter to complain that the policeman asked for a hug after saying, I have done your verification. Now what will you give me?.
The accused policeman had gone to the journalist's home for police verification yesterday morning when the alleged incident happened.
The investigation in the case has been handed over to Assistant Superintendent of Police Ravi Kumar of Indira Puram circle.
After completion of investigation, action will be initiated and FIR lodged against the policeman if he is found guilty, the SSP added.
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