A day after a fan breached the security during the India-West Indies test match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Uppal to take a selfie with Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, the Rachakonda police have suspended three police on Friday. The three policemen were directed to report to the commissionerate. The fan, who was identified as Mohammed Khan, was also held by the Uppal police on Friday.
According to reports, Khan was produced before the court and was later remanded in judicial custody. The three suspended personnel who were on duty at the spot where the fan breached are Prabhakar, a sub-inspector (Neredmet police station), Srinu, a constable (Armed Reserve) and Narayana, a home guard (Kushaiguda police station). Action has been taken against them for being negligent and failing to act while on duty during the match.
The incident took place during the first day of India‚Äôs second Test against the West Indies on Friday morning, in which Virat Kohli was at mid-wicket. A young cricket fan jumped the security cordon, darted towards the skipper on the field, gave him a tight hug before attempting to click a selfie with him, although Virat tried to push him away. However, by then, the security officers managed to whisk the man away, even as the crowd cheered on.
The Deccan Chronicle reports that a case was booked against Mohammed based on a complaint filed by the Hyderabad Cricket Association. He has been booked under Section 351, 448 and 506 of IPC.
Incidentally, Virat is not new to such incidents involving a fan. In fact, last week, the cricketer was surrounded by fans during the first test in Rajkot.
The Times of India reports that Uppal police inspector P Venkateswarlu said a case of trespassing was made against the 19-year-old fan, who breached barricades to take a selfie with Virat Kohli.