Hyderabad: A senior police officer's vehicle was set on fire on Thursday allegedly by a former police constable at LB Nagar on Thursday night, the police said.

However, nobody was injured in the incident. Former police constable Giriprasad Sarma was suspected to be behind the incident, police said, adding the vehicle's driver saw Sarma pouring kerosene and setting the front and second row seats of the vehicle on fire after breaking its window panes at around 9 pm before fleeing the spot.

Before fleeing, Sarma allegedly threw a letter on the spot, mentioning alleged corrupt practices in the Police Transport Organization (PTO), seeking reforms, a senior police officer told on Thursday night.

The vehicle belongs to PTO Additional Superintendent of Police Vijay Kumar, he said. A hunt has been launched to nab Sarma and two others,
the police officer said.

Sarma, who was suspended for holding Superintendent of Police E Lakshmi Narayana hostage in September last year, was subsequently sacked.


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