In what can be described as nothing short of a daredevil bravado at display, a sub-inspector of police in Andhra Pradesh's Kadapa district clinged onto the bonnet of a speeding car for more than two kilometres in an effort to try and stop liquor smugglers from making an escape. The incident which took place in Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy's native of Pulivendula town on Friday came to light on Saturday after visuals from a CCTV camera showed the cop holding on to the bonnet of the car, with the footage since then going viral on social media. 

In a statement issued by the Kadappa police, Pulivendula (urban) police sub-inspector C Gopinath Reddy, along with his team of constables, were inspecting vehicles at around 11AM on Friday near the old Raghavendra theatre. At this time, he had noticed a Maruti Suzuki Ciaz car with the Telangana registration number (TS 07 GC 2032) headed their way. 

Upon seeing the cops, the driver inside the car initially slowed down, but began increasing the speed to make an escape.The SI almost got knocked down when he tried stopping the vehicle, but managed to jump on the bonnet of the car and cling on to it, even as the vehicle began to pick up speed. He had also attempted to push his hand through the window to bring the car to a halt, the police said. 

The SI also tried breaking the front windshield, but couldn't as the co-passenger inside the car kept pushing him away. As the vehicle travelled for a couple of kilometres, other policemen who followed it, managed to intercept it, with the suspects jumping out and trying to make an escape into the nearby fields, before being nabbed. 

Around 80 liquor bottles were recovered from the car, which were reportedly being smuggled from Telangana. The police in their statement said that SI Reddy suffered minor injuries on his stomach, right leg and both elbows during the ordeal, with a case against the accused under Sections 353 and 307 (assaulting a government servant and attempt to murder respectively) of the Indian Penal Code and Sec 34 of AP Excise Act (smuggling of liquor) being filed. After the incident, the SI was congratulated by his superiors for putting his life on the line, including drawing praises from district superintendent of police KKN Anburajan. 

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