Hyderabad, May 4 (NSS): DGP Anjani Kumar today held a video conference with police officers of the left-wing extremist-infected districts in the State in the wake of an incident in which 10 security personnel and one civilian were killed in a landmine blast at Arunapur Police Station in South Bastar on April 26.
Additional DG Greyhounds Vijay Kumar, Additional DG Sanjay Kumar Jain, IG SIB Prabhakar Rao, IGs Chandrasekhar Reddy, Shahnawaz Qasim, officers of all units and border area DSPs were present in the workshop. Addressing the officials, the DGP said any small incident relating to law and order in the State will have a severe impact on the development of Telangana State and keeping in this view the police officers should be more vigilant and tackle the situation firmly.
On the occasion, the DGP said in the background of approaching Assembly elections, the officials have to take adequate precautions in terms of security during the visits of political dignitaries and VVIPs’ movement in the State. At the same time, he said there was a possibility of the movement of Maoist action teams will increase in the border areas of the States and advised the officials to be more cautious in this regard.
After the formation of a separate State, IT industries and many multinational companies have set up their offices in Hyderabad. In this background, he said, the Maoists may act strategically by attacking one sector to create fear among people. Therefore, the officers should be alert at all times in such situations, DGP advised.
Referring to the extremist activities in the State, the DGP said the Left-wing extremism completely disappeared in Telangana due to continuous efforts of the Police department. He said since there are 80 percent newly recruited policemen in the State, they should be more aware of Maoist strategies, actions and attacks. On this occasion, the key attacks related to Maoist activities were explained to the DGP by the officials.
Additional DGP (Operations) Vijay Kumar said special training will be arranged for the PSOs, who are drafted to cover VIPs on the topic of providing security in case of sudden attacks by Maoists and unexpected situations.
IG Prabhakar Rao said the situation of extremism in the State and the security measures to be taken by the police were comprehensively explained through a Power Point Presentation. He said police should constantly interact with people at village level to gather information about the movement of Maoists and newcomers at the village level. Especially, the police of the border villages should take more precautions in this matter, he added. (NSS)