A local TRS leader allegedly attacked a 20-year-old man and set his two-wheeler on fire at Rehmath Nagar in Jubilee Hills on Friday for apparently not greeting him with respect.
The TRS leader and his associates were seen using foul language and got into a scuffle with police, according to a video which has gone viral on social media.
The man who has been identified as Umakanth, a pan shop owner-cum-driver, in his complaint, said when he was returning home he was stopped by TRS leader K Arun Kumar, Jubilee Hills police said.
The latter picked up an argument after alleging that Umakanth did not wish him with a ‘namaste’.
“Arun Kumar was seen drinking. He brandished a knife and threatened me, accusing me of not respecting him. My vehicle was also set ablaze,” Umakanth said.
After Umakanth’s vehicle was damaged, local police were alerted about the incident.
Arun Kumar and his associates got into an argument with Umakanth in front of the cops.
A few more supporters of Arun came to the location and were preparing to physically take on Umakanth and his supporters.
However, cops stopped them, but the group even used abusive language against the cops.
Based on Umaknath’s complaint, a case was registered under Section 506 (Intimidation), 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) and 435 (Mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to cause damage) of IPC against Arun Kumar and others.