Director-General of Police Dinesh Reddy has said that every effort will be made to ensure full protection to people from the northeast region of the country in the State.

He was speaking at the inauguration of a police canteen here on Saturday. Mr. Reddy, who was the chief guest on the occasion, said the government was taking several steps for the welfare of the police personnel and their families. The canteen is similar to those existing exclusively for the Armed forces. Family members of police personnel could avail themselves of a special discount of 30 per cent on branded items in the canteen. The DGP, however, refused to comment on the controversy over his appointment to the post stating that the issue was pending in the court. Visakha Region IG K.V. Rajendranath Reddy and SP C.M. Trivikram Varma were present.