The vehicle was registered under the name of the Telangana Director General of Police (DGP).

Telangana Home Min faces flak after grandsons TikTok video sitting on official vehicle
news Controversy Friday, July 19, 2019 - 08:47

A grandson of Telangana Home Minister Mahmood Mohammed Ali has landed in a soup by appearing in a TikTok video, sitting atop a government vehicle, while his friend lip-syncs a film dialogue threatening a police officer.

In the video, which went viral on the social media on Thursday, Furqan Ahmed is seen sitting on the bonnet of an official car, while his friend is enacting dialogue from a film threatening to slit throat of an Inspector General of Police (IGP).

Furqan's friend is seen looking at the camera, and ordering the IGP (as part of the movie dialgoe) to show respect towards his brother (Furqan) and then threatening to slit his throat, if he dared to cross his limits.

While some reports suggested that the video was shot in front of the minister's residence in Hyderabad's Osmanpura area, others suggested that it had been shot when the family  had gone out to attend a function. The vehicle on which they were sitting was part of the home minister's convoy. A quick search reveals that the vehicle was registered under the name of the Telangana Director General of Police (DGP) and even had a pending challan against its license place, for 'overspeeding/dangerous driving'.

There was no immediate reaction to this from the home minister or any top police official.

However, speaking to Deccan Chronicle, Mahmood said, “This was shot when my family had gone to the old city for a wedding. Furqan told me that he wasn’t aware that the video would be shot in this fashion. The boy was from the local area..Usually, people approach us for pictures, but never has this happened before.”

He also apologised for the incident.

The incident has come close on the heels of some government employees in the Khammam district making TikTok videos and uploading them. After the videos went viral, the Khammam Municipal Corporation transferred 11 employees, including women, and cut their wages.

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