A 28-years-man, working at a private bank, has been charged with assault and taken into custody after he “kissed” a police officer during Bonalu festival celebrations here, police said Mon.
The man was allegedly in a drunk condition at the time of the incident which happened Sun night.
A video of the event, which has run viral, shows a group of people dancing on the road and suddenly one person hugs and kisses a police officer passing by, and the policeman immediately pushes him aside and slaps him.
A probe was launched into the matter, and during an investigation, the police identified the man who works in a private bank, police said.
Nallakunta Police Station Inspector K Muralidhar said they have registered a case under IPC section-353 (Assault or criminal force to prevent a public servant from the release of his duty) against the banker and took him into custody on Monday.
Bonalu is an annual festival of Telangana.