The Rachakonda police in Hyderabad initiated an inquiry against the Inspector of the Saroornagar police station on Saturday, after a video went viral on social media.
The video, allegedly shows Inspector S Lingaiah, ordering a home guard to give him a body massage, seemingly at his home, as he sipped alcohol.
Rachakonda police commissioner Mahesh Bhagwat also issued orders, to attach the Inspector to the commissionerate until the inqury was completed.
A DCP level officer is probing the incident, and will submit a report at the earliest.
Speaking to reporters, home guard Saida Nayak said that the Inspector had been forcing him to massage his body, even though it was not part of his duty.
â€śWhile I massage his body, he would consume alcohol sitting in the chair,â€ť Nayak told the media.
â€śI do not have a hefty physical frame as shown in the video. Also, I don't use services of subordinates for such work and I don't consume alcohol. The person in the video is not me,'' Lingaiah told mediapersons.
This is not the first time that policemen have allegedly been caught on tape.
In September, officers from the Hyderabad police were caught on camera, thrashing the waiter of a coffee shop. The CCTV video even showed that one of the police was in full uniform.
The officer was seen repeatedly slapping and kicking the water, and later claimed that the shop was selling 'hookah'.
Another video earlier that same week, showed policemen allegedly stealing milk packets from a local cafe in Hyderabad. The cafe staff later uploaded the video on social media.
In August, A Hyderabad police officer has been caught on camera, violently pushing and shoving journalists outside Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao's camp office, 'Pragati Bhavan'.